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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 4, 2013

St. Francis Man Indicted For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Orson Black Spotted Horse, age 49, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 15, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 28, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 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 Black Spotted Horse 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 Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.

Black Spotted Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date has been set for April 30, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015