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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 30, 2016

Rapid City Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Darrell Chase In Winter, age 24, was indicted on December 20, 2016.  Chase In Winter appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on December 23, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Chase In Winter failing to register and update his registration as a convicted sex offender between May 14, 2016, and September 29, 2016.

The charge is merely an accusation and Chase In Winter is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Chase In Winter was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for February 28, 2017.

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Updated December 30, 2016