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Porcupine Man Charged in Stabbing

September 5, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine man was indicted by a federal grand jury for stabbing a man in the chest, shoulder, and back during an argument.

Lucas J. Tail, age 18, was indicted on August 28, 2012, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 4, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and Tail is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trevor P. Thielen is prosecuting the case. Tail was released on bond. A trial date has not yet been set.



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