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October 5, 2015

Mission Man Sentenced for Third-Degree Burglary, Aiding and Abetting

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Third Degree Burglary and Aiding and Abetting was sentenced on September 29, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Nicola Black Lance, age 19, was sentenced to time served, 6 months in a Residential Re-Entry Center, 18 months of supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $8,638.31 restitution joint and several.

Black Lance was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 13, 2014. He pled guilty on June 29, 2015.

On or about August 24, 2014, Black Lance, co-defendant Preston White Feather, and two juveniles, broke into the Todd County government building in Mission and stole property, including firearms. The group also caused property damage to the building. While some of the co-defendants devised the plan and some took part in the burglary, they all aided and abetted the burglary.

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

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