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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dupree Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

Kelly Gene Clown, age 41, was indicted on March 15, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 15, 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 May 23, 2015, Clown unlawfully assaulted an individual with shod feet, with the intent to do bodily harm to the victim.

The charge is merely an accusation and Clown 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 Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Clown was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for June 7, 2016.

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Violent Crime
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Updated April 23, 2016