Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Jeryn Big Eagle, age 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 21, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The maximum penalty on each count upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both, and a period of supervised release of 3 years. The charges are merely accusations and Big Eagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Big Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.