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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Box Elder Man Charged With Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Dewey Shane Marrowbone, age 45, was indicted on September 16, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 25, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, at least 5 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between July 4, 2014, and August 20, 2014, Marrowbone, who was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, knowingly failed to register and update his sex offender registration.

The charge is merely an accusation and Marrowbone is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.   

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Marrowbone was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015