News and Press Releases

Parmalee man charged with failure to register

August 7, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmalee, South Dakota, man was indicted by a federal grand jury for not updating his sexual offender registration as required.

Richard Wolf Guts, age 28, was indicted on July 23, 2013, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 2, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.  The charge is merely an accusation and Wolf Guts is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. 

Wolf Guts was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.  A trial date has not been set.        




Return to Top

The U.S. Attorneys Office

Stop Human Trafficking
2013 Annual Report

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter
United States Attorneys 225th Anniversary
The Office of U.S. Attorney
Community Prosecution Strategy

South Dakota Community Prosecution Strategy

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for
Federal, State, and Local
Law Enforcement Agencies.

Justice 101