3 South Dakota men sent to federal prison for stealing 105 guns

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 2:04 PM MST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - 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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