United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Minneapolis, Minnesota, man and two Mobridge, South Dakota, women have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Kidnapping and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Clayton Montreal, age 27, Yvette Montreal, age 47, and Wyndee Sitting Dog, age 30, were indicted on April 15, 2014. Yvette Montreal and Sitting Dog appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on May 1, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. Clayton Montreal appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on July 10, 2014, and also pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $500,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $200 each to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about March 25, 2014, the Defendants kidnapped and unlawfully assaulted a female adult victim with a dangerous weapon.
The charges are merely accusations and the Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Clayton Montreal and Yvette Montreal were released on bond. Sitting Dog was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial which has been set for August 26, 2014.