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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Stealing Fuel Truck

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

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Interstate Transportation of a Stolen Vehicle was sentenced on February 11, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Cole Brewer, age 30, was sentenced to time served, equal to approximately nine months in custody, and three years of supervised release.  Brewer was also ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Brewer was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 20, 2021.  He pleaded guilty on September 23, 2021.  The conviction stems from Brewer stealing a Freightliner fuel truck from Hay Springs, Nebraska, in June 2020, and transporting it across the state lines to Pine Ridge where it was discovered by law enforcement. 

This case was investigated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated February 17, 2022

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