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Two Mission Men Charged With Third Degree Burglary And Larceny

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two Mission, South Dakota, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Third Degree Burglary and two counts of Larceny.

Preston White Feather and Nicola Black Lance, both 18 years old, were indicted on November 13, 2014. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 20, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and/or a $2,000,000 fine, at least 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

White Feather and Black Lance are alleged to have entered or remained in a Todd County government building on August 20, 2014, to steal property with a value of more than $1,000.  They are also alleged to have committed a second burglary and larceny on August 24, 2014, by entering or remaining in the same Todd County government building and stealing more property with a value of more than $1,000.

The charges are merely accusations and White Feather and Black Lance are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

White Feather and Black Lance were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015