Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Stanley Morrison, age 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 23, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000, or both.
The charge relates to an alleged incident that occurred in January of 2013 in which Morrison is accused of assaulting a Cherry Creek man and that the assault resulted in serious injury to the victim. The charge is merely an accusation, and Morrison is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant US Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
Morrison was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.