Pine Ridge Man Indicted for Assault
605-343-2913 ext. 2101
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly assaulting a young female companion on four different occasions in 2012.
Jon Craig Dillon, a/k/a JC Dillon, a/k/a Jon Craig Goings, age 25, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 22, 2013 for one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and four counts of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Dillon appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 22, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for each count.
The charges are merely accusations and Dillon 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. Dillon was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has been set for May 28, 2013.