Little Eagle Man Arraigned On Assault Charge
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Ira D. Weasel, age 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on March 20, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both, and a period of supervised release of 3 years. The charge is merely an accusation and Weasel is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case.
Weasel was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for May 21, 2013.