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Wapato man sentenced to 12 years in prison

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Wapato man gets nearly 13 years in prison for burglary and possession of stolen firearms.

On Tuesday, James Dean Cloud, 27, of Wapato was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison, followed by 3 years of court supervision.

Cloud admitted in his plea agreement that he burglarized a home in White Swan back on May 25, 2010, where he stole two firearms. The crimes took place within the Yakama Nation Reservation.

Michael Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, said, "We are committed to investigating and prosecuting serious crimes occurring on the Yakama Nation Reservation and this is another fine example of the cooperative efforts of our law enforcement partners."

The investigation was conducted by the Yakama Tribal Police Department, the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

This case was prosecuted by James Goeke, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.