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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pine Ridge Woman Indicted for False Statement

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Misprision of a Felony.

Stevie Ray Makes Good, age 24, was indicted on November 16, 2016.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman on December 9, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

On October 19, 2016, Makes Good knowingly made false statements when she informed law enforcement she was not present at the scene of the September 29, 2016, shooting of Annie Colhoff in Pine Ridge.

The charge is merely an accusation and Makes Good is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pennington County Sheriff’s office, and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys’ Kathryn N. Rich and Sarah B. Collins are prosecuting the case.

Makes Good was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for February 14, 2017.

Topic: 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated December 18, 2016