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Cherry Creek Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Randy Little Shield, age 25, was indicted on January 21, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 5, 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, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about October 8, 2015, at Cherry Creek, Little Shield unlawfully assaulted the victim with a baseball bat.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated February 9, 2016