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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24, 2018

St. Francis Man Indicted for Burglary and Larceny

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for First Degree Burglary and Larceny.

Joseph Abraham Mack, a/k/a Joseph Mack, Jr., age 25, was indicted on March 13, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 23, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 25 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on January 14, 2018, Mack unlawfully entered the victim’s residence.  The Indictment further alleges that Mack stole a pickup truck and belt buckle from the same victim.

The charges are merely accusations and Mack is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Mack was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated May 24, 2018