Dupree Man Arraigned on Assault and Firearms Charges
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605-343-2913, Ext. 2101
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Elton Moses Lone Eagle, Sr., age 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 21, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction of the firearms offense is up to life imprisonment with a statutory minimum of 7 years, a $250,000 fine or both, and a period of supervised release of 5 years. The maximum penalty upon conviction of the assault charge is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both and a period of supervised release of 3 years. The charges are merely accusations, and Lone Eagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case. Lone Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.