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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Ronald A. Parsons, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Larceny and Possession of a Stolen Firearm

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted in two separate cases of Larceny and Possession of a Stolen Firearm, was sentenced on September 23, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

In the stolen firearm case, Judson His Law, a/k/a Judson Rhee Dannen Two Dogs, age 25, was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and restitution in the amount of $729.70. In the larceny case, His Law was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison and 3 years of supervised release to both run concurrently with the stolen firearm sentence. He was also ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

His Law was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 12, 2019, and again on May 14, 2019. He pled guilty in both cases on July 1, 2019.

The convictions stemmed from two incidents. The first occurred on November 3, 2018, when His Law stole another person’s pickup truck that was parked at a gas station in Eagle Butte. The second incident involved His Law stealing four firearms from a home near Eagle Butte on February 13, 2019. In the process of stealing the firearms, His Law damaged property at the home.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and local communities to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

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


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