States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Domestic Abuse by an Habitual Offender, and Child Abuse.
Anthony Comes Flying, a/k/a Anthony Miller, age 29, was indicted on January 15, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 16, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and up to $600 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about January 4, 2014, Comes Flying assaulted his dating partner and their two children, when Comes Flying had a final conviction on at least two separate occasions for prior offenses against a spouse or dating partner.
The charges are merely accusations and Comes Flying is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Comes Flying was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.