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Press Release

Pierre Man Sentenced for Larceny

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man convicted of Larceny was sentenced on October 6, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

KT Burgee, a/k/a K.T. Burgee, age 21, was sentenced to time served, 2 years of supervised release, $4,500 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Burgee was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 1, 2015.  He pled guilty to the indictment on July 20, 2015.

The conviction arose from a disagreement that occurred on January 1, 2015, at Eagle Butte, which led to Burgee being locked out of the house. He then walked down the road, got into a pickup that belonged to someone else, and drove away.  Burgee failed to make a curve in the road, rolled the pickup, and totaled it.  Burgee was ejected in the rollover.  When he learned that the police and ambulance were on the way, Burgee ran away from the crash site.  A Cheyenne River Sioux Police Officer located Burgee later that evening, walking down a dirt road about a mile from the crash site. The pickup Burgee took is valued at more than $3,000.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Updated October 15, 2015