Ft. Thompson Man Arraigned on Numerous Federal Charges
December 27, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ft. Thompson man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Tampering With a Victim, Retaliating Against a Victim, and Interstate Domestic Violence.
Charles His Law, age 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2011. His Law appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 21, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment on the assault charge; 30 years on the tampering charge; 20 years on the retaliation charge, and 5 years on the domestic violence charge. The charges are merely accusations, and His Law is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
His Law was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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