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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
Sunday, September 17, 2023

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Brandishing a Firearm During a Federal Crime of Violence. The sentencing took place on September 11, 2023.

Samuel Oreoluwa Roberts, 24, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Roberts was indicted for Interference with Commerce by Threats and Violence as well as Brandishing a Firearm During a Federal Crime of Violence by a federal grand jury in July of 2022. He pleaded guilty on July 3, 2023.

Roberts robbed the Get-n-Go gas station and convenience store on March 29, 2022, using a pistol to demand money from the store employees. Roberts stole $245 in cash.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Ebert, who also serves as a prosecutor with the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office.

Roberts was ordered to remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for transport to the Bureau of Prisons.


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