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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
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiracy To Commit Carjacking and Use and Brandishing of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D — U.S. Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Sioux Falls man, convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Carjacking and Use and Brandishing of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence. The sentencing took place on Nov. 30 in Sioux Falls.

Jose Uribe, age 26, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $200 as a statutorily required special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Uribe was indicted for Carjacking, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence by a federal grand jury in August 2022. He pleaded guilty on Sept. 11.

According to court documents, on or about May 31, 2022, Uribe, working with two others, was given a ride by another individual. During the ride, Uribe pointed a shotgun at that person and demanded the person get out of the car. Uribe and the other two conspirators then drove away in the car, later fleeing from law enforcement in the vehicle and on foot.

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 of Justice 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 case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sioux Falls Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Connie Larson prosecuted the case.

Uribe was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to continue serving his sentence.


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