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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been charged by Information with Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding.

John Maynard, age 50, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 26, 2013, and pled not guilty to the charge.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 1 year of custody, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release; and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to an alleged incident in July 2013 when Maynard struck the victim with a closed fist. The charge is merely an accusation and Maynard is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.

Maynard was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. The trial has been set for September 24, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015