Pine Ridge Man Indicted for Assault
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United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota man was indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault on a Federal Officer and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.
Kaleb Mills, 19, was indicted on February 20, 2013 for hitting an Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer with his car. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 25, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely an accusation and Mills is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case.
Mills was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.