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September 29, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced for First-Degree Burglary

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of First Degree Burglary was sentenced on September 23, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Joshua Daniel Peneaux, age 19, was sentenced to 44 months in custody, two years of supervised release, $1,400 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Peneaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 8, 2014, and pled guilty on July 14, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident on March 30, 2014, in Mission, when Peneaux and others kicked open the door of a home in the middle of the night intending to loot the house of valuables to sell for money to buy marijuana. The homeowner became alert to the intrusion, armed himself with a firearm, and confronted the intruders. When the intruders did not get on the floor as instructed, the homeowner shot at the intruders, mortally wounding one and shooting Peneaux in the buttock. When Peneaux was taken to the hospital for treatment, a knife was found in his pants pocket.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

Peneaux was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

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