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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 2, 2018

Three Mission Men Sentenced for Various Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that three Mission, South Dakota, men were sentenced on March 19th, and March 21, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jeremiah R. Waln, age 36, pled guilty on December 28, 2017, to Larceny, First Degree Burglary, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.  Jeremiah Waln was sentenced to 84 months of custody, followed by 4 years supervised release, a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $400, and $36,645.83 in restitution.

Jesse J. Waln, age 32, pled guilty to First Degree Burglary and Larceny.  He was also found guilty of two counts of Possession of Stolen Firearms as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota in January 2018.  Jesse Waln was sentenced to 70 months of custody, followed by 4 years supervised release, a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $400, and $14,254.32 in restitution. 

Dominic Joseph Stoneman, age 39, pled guilty on December 29, 2017, to Misprision of a Felony.  Stoneman was sentenced to 4 months of custody, followed by 1 year supervised release, a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100, and $19,771.01 in restitution.

All defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury on January 19, 2017.  

The convictions stem from incidents during the weekend of May 22, 2016, and November 11-13, 2016, when the defendants broke into two separate residences located in Mission, ransacked the homes and took many household items, clothes, tools, power tools, an ATV, ammunition, golf clubs, a Michael Jordan poster and 14 firearms. Also during the November 2016 weekend, the defendants cut a fence surrounding Cherry Todd Electric in two areas and took approximately $135 worth of copper wire from the Cherry Todd Electric yard.  

The defendants then sold most of the stolen goods and disposed of some of the firearms by trafficking several of the firearms to other individuals. One of the stolen firearms was traded for methamphetamine on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and another was traded for methamphetamine in Rapid City.

Co-defendant Ronald Moran was sentenced to 2 years of probation, with 2 months of home confinement, a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100, and $934.41 in restitution.

Co-defendant Danielle White Eyes was sentenced to 13 months of custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200, and $21,690.76 in restitution.

Co-defendant Dakota Marshall was sentenced to 70 months of custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200, and $21,855.46 in restitution.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

All defendants, except for Ronald Moran, were turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated April 2, 2018