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

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wounded Knee Man Sentenced for Breaking into Home

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Wounded Knee, South Dakota, man convicted of First Degree Burglary was sentenced on November 9, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Gary Rowland Jr., age 32, was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and restitution in an amount to be determined.

Rowland pleaded guilty on August 5, 2016. The conviction stems from Rowland breaking into a residence and stealing a DVD player, DVDs, and a pair of headphones, and pouring gasoline in the entryway and starting the trailer on fire.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 15, 2016