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Wagner Man Charged with Kidnapping, Assault with Intent to Commit Kidnapping, and Domestic Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wagner man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Kidnapping, Assault with Intent to Commit Kidnapping, and Domestic Violence.

Marcus Marks, age 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2011. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on March 18, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a maximum of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum of 25 years imprisonment. The charges are merely accusations, and Marks is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Criminal Investigation and the FBI. Assistant US Attorney Thomas J. Wright is prosecuting the case. Marks was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has been set for May 24, 2011.

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