SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that four Houston, Texas- based men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Bank Larceny and Transportation of Stolen Property or Money.
Kytorrion Young, age 30, Keivon Jones, age 25, Kendrick Kennedy, age 23, and Alton Himes, age 24, were indicted in September of 2022. Young, Kennedy, and Himes were arrested in Virginia and appeared there before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on October 7, 2022, pleading not guilty to the Indictment. Jones was arrested in Texas and appeared there before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on October 25, 2022, pleading not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction for each count is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution and forfeiture may also be ordered.
According to the Indictment, in early December of 2021, Young, Jones, Kennedy, and Himes took and carried away money exceeding $1,000 in value belonging to and in the care, custody, control, management, and possession of the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. Dakotaland Federal Credit Union’s deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration. After the larceny, the defendants then transported the stolen money across state lines.
The charges are merely accusations, and each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.
Each defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for transport to and for further court appearance in the District of South Dakota. A trial date has not been set.