McLaughlin Man Arraigned On Assault Charges
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Roman E. Weasel, Sr., age 38, 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 on each charge upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both, and a period of supervised release of 3 years. The charges are merely accusations 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 remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.