State of Emergency Declared by the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s President Yellow Bird Steele
Published May 13, 2016
PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION – Oglala Sioux Tribe’s President John Yellow Bird Steele has declared a State of Emergency on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in hopes of locating three men who have been missing since last Saturday, May 7, 2016 at around 2:00 p.m. They reportedly said they were going to take a ride in the country and have not been heard from since.
The three missing tribal citizens are: Juan LaMont, 24, Tevin Tyon, 21, and Tyrell Wilson, 23. Family members and friends are concerned for their safety.
They were last seen in a 2006 Buick LaCrosse with South Dakota plate number F2893, owned by Tyon.
President Steel’s State of Emergency declaration was made, in part, because the Oglala Sioux Tribe cannot afford to provide additional law enforcement. The declaration allows additional assistance from the federal government.
The declaration by President Steele opens the door for federal resources to be used in the efforts to find the three missing men. Since Monday, there have been several search parties formed to canvass the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the three men are asked to contact the Pine Ridge Police Department at 605-867-5111.
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