Mission Man Charged with Assault
Public Information Officer
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, Impeding a Federal Officer and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Jody Brave, age 42, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2012. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 18, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The charges are merely accusations, and Brave is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.
Brave was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not been set.