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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two Eagle Butte Men Charged With Possession Of Stolen Firearms

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two Eagle Butte, South Dakota, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of Stolen Firearms.

Eugene Condon, age 35, and Robert McLane, age 29, were indicted on July 15, 2014.  They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that in October 2013 in Eagle Butte, Condon and McLane knowingly and unlawfully received, possessed, sold and disposed of stolen firearms.  

The charges are merely an accusation and Condon and McLane are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Condon and McLane were released on bond pending trial.  Trial has been set for September 23, 2014.


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Updated June 22, 2015