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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cherry Creek Man Charged With Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Joshua Hale, age 24, was indicted on December 9, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 18, 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, 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 February 6, 2014, Hale unlawfully assaulted an adult male, resulting in serious bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Hale 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 Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

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


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Updated June 22, 2015