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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Robbery while using a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Robbery and Use and Brandishing of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime of Violence was sentenced on November 8, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Charles Colhoff, a/k/a Charles H. Goings, a/k/a Chuckie Colhoff, age 28, was sentenced to 7 years in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Colhoff pleaded guilty to the charges on July 22, 2016. The conviction stems from Colhoff and another individual using a firearm to rob two females of personal items in Pine Ridge on June 4, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Colhoff was turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated November 17, 2016

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