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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Third Degree Burglary

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Third Degree Burglary was sentenced on November 25, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Tevin Lapointe, age 25, was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.  Restitution may also apply.

Lapointe was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2019.  He pled guilty on September 10, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of July 17, 2019, wherein Lapointe broke into and burglarized the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Employment and Contracting Rights Office (TECRO) in Rosebud, and stole multiple items of property belonging to TECRO, including a pickup truck.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Lapointe was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated November 26, 2019

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