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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 30, 2015

St. Francis Man Receives 18 Months For Making False Statement To Federal Agency

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Making False Statement to Federal Agency was sentenced on April 27, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Luke Two Eagle, age 20, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Two Eagle was indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Making False Statement to Federal Agency by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014.  He pled guilty to Making False Statement to Federal Agency on November 24, 2015.

On May 1, 2014, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent went to Two Eagle’s house, looking for the minor who had ran away from her custodian and started living with Two Eagle.  While the agent was at Two Eagle’s house, Two Eagle lied about the minor’s whereabouts and said she had packed up her belongings and left his house about a week prior.  Thereafter, the agent searched for the minor and found her hiding inside a utility room behind a laundry machine.  The agent removed the runaway minor from the home and re-interviewed Two Eagle, who acknowledged he had made false statements to the agent.

This case was investigated by the FBI and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

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


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Updated June 22, 2015