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Fort Thompson Man Pleads Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

June 7, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Myron Touche, Sr., age 43, of Fort Thompson, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on June 4, 2013 and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge stems from an incident wherein Touche, on November 10, 2012, went to the trailer house of his niece and her boyfriend. Two individuals were arguing in the back bedroom, and Touche confronted them. He then grabbed a gun that was by the front door and pointed it at the victim. The victim and another individual were able to wrestle the gun away from Touche. The victim was sober, but the rest had been drinking.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Touche was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing which has been set for August 26, 2013.



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