Porcupine Man Pleads Guilty To Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Quentine L. Lone Elk, age 46, of Porcupine, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 8, 2013 and pled guilty to Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 6 months of imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.
The charge relates to Lone Elk assaulting another man at Porcupine on October 22, 2011. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 3, 2013. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.