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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota
Alison J. Ramsdell, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Ideal Man Sentenced for Larceny and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto
A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced an Ideal, South Dakota, man convicted of Larceny and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. The sentencing took place on April 24, 2024.

Tredell Long Crow, age 27, was sentenced to five years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to a pay $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Long Crow was furthered ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,786.66.

Long Crow was indicted by a federal grand jury in September of 2023. He pleaded guilty on February 1, 2024.

The convictions stem from conduct that occurred in July of 2023. On July 15, 2023, Long Crow stole a vehicle from a residence in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which he drove to a residence in Ideal, on property that is part of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. In the early morning hours of July 16, 2023, Long Crow was involved in an argument with two individuals in Ideal, during which he brandished and discharged a firearm.

In 2022, Long Crow was convicted of Possession of a Controlled Drug or Substance in Minnehaha, County, South Dakota. As a result of this conviction, it is illegal for Long Crow to possess firearms or ammunition.

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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
This matter was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office because the Major Crimes Act, a federal statute, mandates that certain violent crimes alleged to have occurred in Indian Country be prosecuted in federal court as opposed to State court.
This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Tripp County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Long Crow was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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