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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mission Man Indicted On Assault Charges

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.

Celso Estrada, Jr., age 49, was indicted on November 19, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 25, 2013, 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 $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Estrada is accused of stabbing two people at an apartment complex in Mission on November 16, 2013.  The charges are merely accusations and Estrada is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated June 22, 2015