Mission Man Arraigned on Kidnapping and Assault Charges
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U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Kidnapping and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.
William Robertson, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 6, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction of the kidnapping charge is any term of years up to life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. The maximum penalty upon conviction of the assault charge is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. The charges are merely accusations, and Robertson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case. Robertson was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.