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Yankton Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbery

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Yankton, South Dakota, woman convicted of Interference with Commerce by Robbery was sentenced on November 5, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Tristan Hall, age 25, was sentenced to three years in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release.  Hall was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from Hall driving a getaway car for two males while they robbed the Quality Inn and Big D at gunpoint in Rapid City, South Dakota, in January 2020.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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



Updated November 12, 2021

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