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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bullhead Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.

Daniel Brown, age 28, was indicted on January 8, 2019.  He appeared before Judge William D. Gerdes on January 10, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

According to the indictment, on or about September 8, 2018, in Bullhead, Daniel Brown unlawfully killed another person by operating a motor vehicle recklessly, and while under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance. 

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Brown was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated January 30, 2019