United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Appear.
Chauncy Crow Dog, age 20, was indicted on April 22, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 25, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about March 24, 2014, Crow Dog, having been charged with the offenses of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, did knowingly fail to appear for a pretrial conference on March 24 and a jury trial on March 25.
The charge is merely an accusation and Crow Dog is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.
Crow Dog was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.