RAPID CITY, S.D. – A 36 year-old Pine Ridge, S.D. man was convicted of robbery, carjacking, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
JT Myore was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2021. He was charged in connection with two separate incidents. The first one occurred in August of 2019 when Myore and a co-defendant brandished firearms in order to carjack a Ford Freestyle from another male in Pine Ridge.
The second was in May 2021 when Myore and his co-defendants forcibly assaulted a male in Pine Ridge in order to steal his Toyota Celica. The male sustained a broken arm and cuts and contusions to his head and face.
The charges come with a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in custody, with the possibility of life imprisonment, and/or a $250,000 fine. Additionally, there will be five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment per count to be paid to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The verdict was issued September 27, 2023.