A 29 year old man from Mission and a 20 year old woman from Mellette County have been indicted by a federal grand jury for First Degree Burglary, Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, and Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.
Stephen Fallis and Sativa Looking Cloud both pled not guilty.
The indictment alleges that on February 16, 2022, in Mellette County, Fallis and Looking Cloud unlawfully entered and remained in a residence, and assaulted two victims with handguns.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.
Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN
focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Fallis and Looking Cloud were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for April 26, 2022.
A federal judge has handed out the penalty for a Winner man convicted of Receipt of Child Pornography.
Clayton Spotted Calf, age 27, was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Spotted Calf was ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100 and to pay $54,000 in restitution.
Court information says between December 2020 and February 2021, Spotted Calf searched for and downloaded child pornography via the internet. He saved multiple images and videos of child pornography to his Google account and to two cellular phones. Law enforcement began investigating Spotted Calf in January 2021, based on a CyberTip received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which indicated Spotted Calf was storing child pornography in his Google account. In February 2021, Spotted Calf was contacted by law enforcement agents with the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Spotted Calf admitted to intentionally searching for child pornography and storing it in his Google account and on his cellular phones, which were seized. A forensic examination of Spotted Calf’s Google account and his devices revealed thousands of images and videos of child pornography. Spotted Calf will forfeit ownership of the cellular phones to the United States. He will also be required as a sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender and Registration and Notification Act.
This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Spotted Calf was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.