Rosebud Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
November 28, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Michael Charging Elk, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 22, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Charging Elk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Special Assistant United States Attorney Matt Rappold is prosecuting the case. Charging Elk was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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