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Porcupine Man Pleads Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Tony Little Boy, age 23, of Porcupine, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 19, 2013 and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The charge relates to an incident in Porcupine on August 17, 2012, where Little Boy struck another man with a shovel.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Venhuizen.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

 

 

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