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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bullhead Man Charged With Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

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

Miles Yellow Earrings, age 31, was indicted on October 15, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on October 17, 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, a mandatory minimum period of at least 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between May 10, 2014, and June 18, 2014, Yellow Earrings, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, failed to register and update his registration.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Yellow Earrings was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for December 16, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015