Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Assaulting Woman Near Kenel
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
The charges relate to an allegation that the defendant assaulted a woman near Kenel, South Dakota, in April 2012. The charge is merely an accusation, and Thompson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
Thompson was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.