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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mission Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Frank Swalley, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 8, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.

Swalley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date is set for July 9, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015