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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 23, 2013

Lower Brule Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting And Impeding A Federal Officer

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

Malcolm Andrews, age 19, was indicted on July 17, 2013, for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer.  Andrews appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 22, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The charge is merely an accusation, and Andrews is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. 

Andrews was released on bond pending trial which has been set for October 22, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015