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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.

Tiffanee Garnier, a/k/a Tiffanee Alford, a/k/a Love, age 30, 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 3 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.

Garnier is charged with having knowledge of the murder of Vincent Brewer III, on October 16, 2016, which she concealed by assisting Brewer’s assailants in fleeing the scene, and not notifying the authorities.

The charge is merely an accusation and Garnier 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.

Garnier is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.  A trial date has been set for February 14, 2017.

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