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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 Misprision

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.

Tyler Schae Brewer a/k/a Ty Schae Brewer, age 26, was indicted on October 4, 2016.  She has appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 3 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 1 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

On September 29, 2016, Brewer had knowledge of the murder of Annie Colhoff, which she concealed by assisting Colhoff’s assailant in fleeing the scene, and did not notify the authorities.

The charge is merely an accusation and Brewer 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.  Assisting from the District of Colorado were the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, Aurora Police Department, and the Lakewood Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys’ Kathryn N. Rich and Sarah B. Collins are prosecuting the case.

Brewer was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for January 3, 2017.

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Updated December 18, 2016