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White River Man Indicted for Arson

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a White River, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Arson.

Gabriel Roubideaux, age 34, was indicted on June 8, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 5, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that on March 16, 2021, in Mellette County, South Dakota, Roubideaux willfully and maliciously set fire to and burned a residence and an outbuilding.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Roubideaux was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated November 12, 2021