Porcupine Man Pleads Guilty To Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Angelo Perez, age 33, of Porcupine, South Dakota appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on February 28, 2013 and pled guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The charge relates to Perez assaulting a female on September 14, 2012 near Porcupine. 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 Wayne Venhuizen.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 26, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending acceptance of this plea and sentencing.