Waylon Dean Sioux Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 1, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, WAYLON DEAN SIOUX, a 36-year-old resident of Lame Deer, pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. Sentencing has been set for May 3, 2012. He is currently detained.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On February 22, 2011, a male individual, identified here as "XX", and a female were walking from Lame Deer to Birney on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. "XX" and the female were dating at that time. While "XX" and the female were walking, SIOUX pulled up next to them in a pick-up truck and told the female to get into the truck. The female refused to get into SIOUX's truck, and kept walking with "XX". SIOUX again pulled up next to them, took out a rifle, aimed it at the victim, and told the female to get into the truck or he was going to shoot the victim. The victim feared that SIOUX was going to shoot him at that time. The female got into SIOUX's truck, and SIOUX drove away.
SIOUX faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.