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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pine Ridge Man Indicted For Arson

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota man was indicted by a federal grand jury for burning down a woman’s house after the two had an argument.

Emmanuel Lee Warrior, a/k/a Mani Warrior, was indicted on March 19, 2013 for Arson. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 11, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case.

Warrior was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015