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Press Release

Pine Ridge Man Guilty Of Arson

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Emmanuel Lee Warrior, a/k/a Mani Warrior, age 23, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on June 13, 2013 and pled guilty to Arson.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In July 2012, Warrior intentionally set fire to a pile of clothing in another person’s trailer, burning the trailer down.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015