3 South Dakota men sent to federal prison for stealing 105 guns
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Three South Dakota men involved in a gun heist in Isabel last year are now serving time in federal prison.
The three men pleaded guilty to stealing 105 firearms from Reloaders Corner, a licensed federal firearm retailer in Isabel during the weekend of Aug. 13 to 15, 2022.
- Jaylen Bleu Ducheneaux (aka Jaylen Red Bear), 24 of Eagle Butte, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.
- Weston Reid Clausen, 24 of Dupree, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
- Whitley Traversie, 23 of Eagle Butte, was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison.
Ducheneaux and Clausen planned the burglary of Reloaders while Traversie served as a lookout during the burglary.
According to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, some of the firearms were illegally trafficked. The stolen firearms have been recovered in various communities in South Dakota and throughout the Midwest.
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