United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Third Degree Burglary and Theft of Government Property.
Preston White Feather, age 24, was indicted on August 11, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 23, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on multiple dates between April 8, 2020, and April 21, 2020, White Feather unlawfully entered multiple businesses and Government buildings in Mission, South Dakota, with the intent to commit the crime of larceny therein. The Indictment further alleges that on one of the occasions, the Defendant stole a pickup truck, the property of the United States.
The charges are merely accusations and White Feather is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.
White Feather was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.