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District of South Dakota

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Sisseton Foursome Sentenced in Robbery Case

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that four individuals from Sisseton, South Dakota, who were all convicted of Robbery and Aiding and Abetting, have been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Tiffany Bernard, age 30, was sentenced on August 22, 2022, to 15 years in federal prison – the maximum possible sentence – followed by three years of supervised release.  She was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution was also ordered for $300,358.89, relating to the victim’s medical expenses and lost wages.

In late 2021, Bernard’s three co-defendants were sentenced for their respective roles in the robbery and assault.  On October 4, 2021, Brendon Javon Jacob Rodlund, age 32, was also sentenced to the maximum of 15 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Rodlund is also serving a separate federal sentence of approximately 13 years in federal prison for sexual assault.  His robbery sentence will be served consecutively to his prior sentence for sexual assault.

Andrew David Renville, age 34, was sentenced on November 1, 2021, to the maximum of 15 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Renville was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Randall Delbert Pumpkinseed, age 33, was also sentenced on November 1, 2021, to 13 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Pumpkinseed was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

According to court documents, between November 16 and 17, 2015, Bernard, Rodlund, Pumpkinseed, and Renville assaulted by force, violence, and intimidation, and did take and attempt to take things of value from the victim.  The robbery and assault took place at Dry Wood Lake near Sisseton, and all defendants aided and abetted each other in perpetrating these crimes.

This case was investigated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe’s Law Enforcement, the FBI, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

All defendants are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated August 26, 2022