The South Dakota State Attorney’s Office for the Department of Justice, for January 20, 2023.

Jan. 22—PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota State Attorney’s Office for the Department of Justice issued five cases for the week of January 20, 2023.

A former Sioux Falls Police Department officer pleaded guilty to charges related to attempting to entice a child to use the internet on January 19, 2023.

Luke Schauer, 29, of Sioux Falls, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a fine of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. fund.

The sentence stemmed from an incident that occurred on January 18, when Schauer tried to coerce an undercover agent posing as a 12-year-old girl. parents who meet and behave rudely. Using his account on KIK Messenger, Schauer made plans on Feb. 8, 2022, to meet the undercover agent who appears to be a 12-year-old. The text messages affected national commerce because Schauer was in South Dakota while the undercover agent was in Pennsylvania.

Schauer was employed as a detective by the Sioux Falls Police Department at the time of the crime. He was immediately relieved of his duties when he was arrested and terminated his employment.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, with cooperation from the Sioux Falls Police Department.

Schauer was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2022, and pleaded guilty on September 13, 2022. He was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service.

An Eagle Butte, SD man was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of aggravated assault, as well as a charge of assault on a deadly weapon.

The indictment alleges that in Ziebach County, SD, Jewett assaulted another person on August 13, 2022, with “shoes and bats,” resulting in serious injury. in the body.

Peyton Jewett, 34, appeared before a US Magistrate and pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 17, 2023. He was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service. pending trial. A court date has not been set.

A Bullhead, SD, man pleaded guilty to charges related to possession of a stolen firearm.

On January 18, 2023, 21-year-old Nicholas Black Cloud was sentenced to six months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, as well as $100 fine to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Black Cloud was charged with possession of a stolen firearm by federal supreme court in January 2022, and pleaded guilty to the charges on October 17, 2022.

The indictment alleges that on October 25, 2021, Black Cloud stole a gun from a car in McLaughlin, SD. get it. Law enforcement later found the gun.

Black Cloud was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service.

A McLaughlin, South Dakota man charged with failing to register as a sex offender was sentenced on January 18, 2023.

Mikal White Mountain, 39, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount it’s $100.

White Mountain was charged with failure to register as a major federal offender in December 2021. He pleaded guilty on October 17, 2022.

White Mountain was charged with Gross Sexual Imposition in North Dakota in 2005. Therefore, White Mountain is required to register as a sex offender and renew its registration within three business days of relocation or changing jobs. Between September 4, 2021, and December 14, 2021, White Mountain failed to properly register as a felon and renew its registration.

White Mountain was immediately taken into custody by the US Marshals Service.

A Sioux Falls, South Dakota man has been indicted in federal court on charges related to failure to register as a sex offender.

Cyrus Black Spotted Horse, or Cyrus Menard, 41, was indicted in January of 2022. He appeared before a United States Magistrate on January 13, 2022, and he pleaded guilty.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life in prison, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Recovery can also be ordered.

The Order states that between November 8, 2022, and December 15, 2022, in the District of South Dakota, Spotted Horse – a person is required to register under the Registration Act and the Notification of Offenders and a sex offender due to a conviction under federal law – knowing that he has failed to register and renew his registration.

The investigation is being conducted by the US Marshals Service and the Sioux Falls Police Department. Black Spotted Horse was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service pending trial. The court date is set for March 14, 2023.

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