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Pierre woman sentenced on standoff-related charge

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PIERRE -- A Pierre woman is serving two months in custody for lying to a federal officer during an investigation into an armed standoff last year.

Twenty-year-old Kelsey Howe pleaded guilty in February to one count of making false statements to a federal agency. KCCR radio reports that she was sentenced last week to two months in custody and a year on supervised release.

Authorities say Howe lied about knowing the whereabouts of Jason Garreau, who was involved in a shootout near Fort Thompson in October with law officers. Garreau's cousin was killed in the shootout.

Garreau later was involved in a shootout in Pierre that wounded two police officers. He's pleaded guilty to both state and federal charges and is to be sentenced in a few weeks.



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Information from: KCCR-AM, http://www.todayskccr.com/

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