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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mission Man Indicted For Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting a Federal Officer.

Grover Brave, age 33, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 27, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Brave 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 Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

Brave was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date has been set for May 14, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015