Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Robbery was sentenced on July 19, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Colton White Feather, age 26, was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100. The dollar amount of restitution was left open for 60 days.
White Feather was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 12, 2021. He pled guilty on April 26, 2021.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on December 24, 2020. White Feather entered a convenience store in Eagle Butte wearing a black baseball cap, a grey hoodie sweatshirt pulled up over his head, a dark blue bandana across his face, jeans, and white tennis shoes. The combination of the hoodie pulled up over his head, the baseball cap, and the bandana covered much of his face. White Feather was brandishing a knife. White Feather went behind the counter, grabbed one of the store clerks, and yelled at him to open the cash register. The clerk complied and backed away. White Feather grabbed money out of the cash register. He also demanded cigarettes, which were put on the counter by a clerk and taken by White Feather. White Feather then ran out of the store.
This case was investigated by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
White Feather was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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