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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lower Brule Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Irvin Scott Yazzie, a/k/a Alex Yazzie, age 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013 for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Yazzie appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 15, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and Yazzie is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Yazzie was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015