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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Little Eagle Man Charged With Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.

Gary Little Bird, Jr., age 34, was indicted on March 11, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on March 18, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 13, 2014, Little Bird assaulted his girlfriend with shod feet.

The charge is merely an accusation and Little Bird is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Little Bird was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015