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Fort Thompson Man Arraigned on Failure to Register Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

David George Flute, III, age 21, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 7, 2011. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 14, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment. The charge is merely an accusation, and Flute is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshal's Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Flute was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.

 

 

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