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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

St. Francis Man Charged With Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Cyrus Black Spotted Horse, age 32, was indicted on November 14, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 19, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 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.

The charge is merely an accusation and Black Spotted Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated June 22, 2015