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13 IN THE LAST MONTH HAVE HAD THEIR RUN-INS WITH FEDERALES ON THE ROSEBUD FOR METH, ASSAULTS, RAPE, AND MORE

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Dustin Bear Heels, 27, Rosebud, appeared before Judge Mark Moreno Feb. 19, and pleaded not guilty to Assaulting a Federal Officer.
The maximum penalty on conviction is up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine, 3 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
The Indictment alleges that on Feb. 2, Bear Heels assaulted a Federal Officer by using a dangerous weapon and inflicting bodily injury.
The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting.
Bear Heels was remanded to U.S. Marshals pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Tianna Arellano, 29, Rosebud, appeared before Judge Mark Moreno Feb. 19, and pleaded not guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
The maximum penalty on conviction for each charge is up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine, 3 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
The Indictment alleges that on Dec. 26, 2015, Tianna Arellano assaulted an individual with a knife with intent to do bodily harm and that the assault did result in serious bodily injury.
The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting.
Arellano was remanded to the custody of U.S. Marshals pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Julie Little Thunder, 38, Mission, convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, was sentenced Feb. 16, by Judge Roberto Lange, to 7 years in prison, 4 years parole, $100 victims fund, and forfeiture of $1,640 in cash.
Little Thunder was indicted May 19, 2015. She pleaded guilty Dec. 1, 2015.
On April 9, a search warrant at Little Thunder’s residence found Little Thunder in a bedroom with a safe that contained $1,640 in cash and 34 grams of methamphetamine.
The subsequent investigation revealed that in 2013, Little Thunder secretly received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from outside suppliers. Little Thunder and her dealers knew she would distribute the meth in South Dakota. Over the course of the conspiracy, Little Thunder distributed more than 500 grams of meth while living on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
This case was investigated by Rosebud LES and Northern Plains Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ted McBride and SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted.
Little Thunder was immediately turned over to U.S. Marshals.

Denise Sanchez, 21, Mission, convicted of Theft of Government Property, was sentenced Feb. 16, by Judge Roberto Lange, to time served with stipulations, 2 years parole, $100 victims fund, and $1,809.25 restitution.
Sanchez was indicted Sept. 9. She pleaded guilty Dec. 2.
On August 25, Sanchez was arrested for being intoxicated while pregnant and transported to Rosebud Hospital in Rosebud for a medical evaluation.
Without permission, Sanchez left the hospital and went to the CHR Program next to the hospital, where she stole a microwave and food.
The 21-year-old then discovered keys to a Dodge Durango owned by the CHR Program, and she promptly drove off in the vehicle. She was finally apprehended in Valentine, Neb. the following day and the stolen items, including the vehicle, were recovered.
The case was investigated by Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Sanderson prosecuted.
Sanchez has criminal charges pending in Nebraska, and she was released to authorities in Cherry County.

William Paul Whiting, 42, Mission, convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, was sentenced Feb. 16, by Judge Roberto Lange, to 10 years in prison, 5 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
Whiting was indicted July 21 and pleaded guilty Dec. 1.
The meth quantity attributed to Whiting in his role in the narcotics trafficking conspiracy was between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms, according to authorities.
During 2014 and up until his arrest in July, Whiting was a daily user of methamphetamine. To support his habit, Whiting routinely bought and sold meth. At one point, Whiting sold three to four 8-balls (3.54 grams) of meth daily, seven days a week. When he ran out, he acquired more, authorities said.
To help him, Whiting recruited two or more individuals who acted as subordinates to sell meth on the Rosebud Reservation.
The case was investigated by Rosebud LES and Northern Plains Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ted McBride and SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted.
Whiting was immediately turned over to U.S. Marshals to begin his ten-year sentence.

Richard Peneaux, 22, Mission, convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, was sentenced Feb. 16, by Judge Roberto Lange, to 12 months and 1 day in prison, 5 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
Peneaux was indicted August 11 and pleaded guilty Dec. 2, 2015.
On March 4, 2014, Peneaux pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of Minor, requiring him to register as a sex offender.
Between June 13 and Aug. 11, Peneaux failed to properly register as a sex offender in Pennington County and elsewhere.
The case was investigated by U.S. Marshals Service and South Dakota DCI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Sanderson prosecuted.
Peneaux was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Glenford Old Lodge, 26, Mission, convicted of Abusive Sexual Contact, was sentenced Feb. 8, by Judge Roberto Lange, to 5 years in prison, 5 years parole, $100 victims fund, and $149.50 restitution.
Defendant was indicted April 14 and pleaded guilty Nov. 17.
On or about April 6, 2014, Glen Old Lodge went unannounced to a woman's home in Mission, who was an acquaintance. He entered her home while she slept in her bed, and carefully removed her pajama bottoms without waking her. He began gently touching her genitalia. The victim soon awoke. She began kicking and screaming at him, and he fled her home.
The victim reported him to the local authorities. A tribal arrest warrant was issued for Old Lodge, and he was later arrested. After seven months in jail, he pleaded guilty.
The case was investigated by Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tim Maher and Kirk Albertson prosecuted.
Old Lodge is currently serving time in an unrelated state case and will begin his 5-year federal sentence once his state obligation is complete.

Bradley Makes Room For Them, 31, Rosebud, convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, was sentenced Feb. 8, by Judge Roberto Lange, to 18 months in prison, 5 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
Makes Room was indicted Aug. 11 and pleaded guilty Dec. 22.
In September 2003, Makes Room For Them pleaded guilty to Aggravated Sexual Abuse. He became a person required to register.
Between May 12 and July 17, Makes Room failed to properly register as a sex offender in Todd County. He was arrested.
The case was investigated by U.S. Marshals and Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Sanderson prosecuted.
Makes Room For Them was given over to custody of U.S. Marshals Service.

Darius Whipple Sr., 24, Parmelee, appeared before Judge Mark Moreno Feb. 4, and pleaded not guilty to two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and one count of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
The maximum penalty on conviction for each count is up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine, 3 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
The Indictment alleges Whipple committed an assault with a knife on July 23. It also alleges he committed assault with a tablet computer on Aug. 28, causing serious bodily injury.
The investigation is by Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting.
Whipple was remanded to custody of U.S. Marshals pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Henry Paul Gorisek Jr., 46; Helen Ann Clifford, 43; and Ty Wesley Clifford, 22, Corn Creek, appeared before Judge Mark Moreno and pleaded not guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Persons.
The maximum penalty on conviction is up to 20 years in prison and $1 million fine, 3 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
The Indictment alleges that between May 14, 2014, and Sept. 19, 2015, Gorisek, Helen and Ty Clifford knowingly conspired and agreed with other persons to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana.
The Indictment also alleges that on Sept. 19, in Mellette County, Gorisek, Helen and Ty Clifford knowingly were in possession of a firearm and were prohibited because they are users addicted to a controlled substance. Gorisek also has a prior felony.
The investigation is being conducted by Northern Plains Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting.
All three were remanded to custody of U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Allan Left Hand Bull, 23, St. Francis, convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, was sentenced Jan. 25, by Judge Roberto Lange, to 42 months in prison, 2 years parole, and $100 victims fund.
Left Hand Bull was indicted Oct. 14 and pleaded guilty Dec. 8.
On Aug. 10, Left Hand Bull and his girlfriend, the victim, were drinking alcohol in St. Francis. Left Hand Bull was intoxicated and became upset with his girlfriend.
Left Hand Bull left the area where they were drinking. Later, he saw her walking down a street in St. Francis. Still angry, he ran toward her, pulling out a knife. He wrapped his arm around her and began choking her and threatening her with the knife. Witnesses called police.
This case was investigated by Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Sanderson prosecuted.
Left Hand Bull was immediately turned over to U.S. Marshals Service.

 

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