Bullhead Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Mario Delaney Crow Ghost, age 45, was indicted on March 15, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on April 8, 2016, 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, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that between October 19, 2015, and March 15, 2016, Crow Ghost, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, knowingly failed to register and update his registration.
The charge is merely an accusation and Crow Ghost 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.
Crow Ghost was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
Updated April 12, 2016