Pierre woman sentenced for lying during standoff investigation

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - 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. 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.

 AP-WF-05-05-14 1121GMT

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Locations : PierreSouth Dakota
People : Jason GarreauKelsey Howe
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