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Porcupine Man Indicted for Assault

January 15, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly assaulting another man at Porcupine on August 17, 2011.

Tony Little Boy, age 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 18, 2012, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  Little Boy appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 9, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and a $250,000 fine on each count.  The charges are merely accusations, and Little Boy 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.  Assistant United States Attorney Wayne Venhuizen is prosecuting the case.  Little Boy was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for March 19, 2013.



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