One of the three men accused of fatally shooting Vincent Brewer the Third in Pine Ridge in October of last year entered not guilty pleas in Federal Court in Rapid City Wednesday afternoon.
Myles Jacob Tuttle is being charged with premeditated and felony murder, conspiracy to commit assault and accessory after the fact of first degree murder.
He pleaded not guilty to all four of those charges.
According to court documents, Tuttle along with Francisco Villanueva and Adan James Corona, were traveling from Colorado to collect an alleged drug debt from Brewer.
The documents say the three found Brewer in front of the Sioux Ann Big Crow Center in Pine Ridge, assaulted him and attempted to kidnap him by shoving him into the backseat of one of their vehicles.
The indictment claims when Brewer escaped the vehicle, he was immediately gunned down by multiple shooters, including Tuttle, Villanueva, Corona, and another unnamed person.
Tuttle faces a mandatory life sentence for the premeditated and felony murder charges, up to five years for the assault and up to 15 years for the accessory after the fact to first degree murder charge.