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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty To Larceny

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Charles Pulliam, age 18, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on March 7, 2013 and pled guilty to Larceny. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The charge stems from Pulliam stealing a 2001 Pontiac from another individual at Pine Ridge between December 24 and 25, 2012. 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 Wayne Venhuizen.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for July 5, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015