Dupree Man Indicted for Assaults
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, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and two counts of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.
Miles Condon, age 25, was indicted on October 12, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on October 14, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction of the two non-officer related assault charges is up to 10 years in custody. The maximum penalty upon conviction of the two officer-related assault charges is up to 8 years in custody. In each instance, the maximum fine is up to $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 August 3, 2016, in Dupree, Condon unlawfully assaulted the victim with a golf club, and that the victim sustained serious bodily injury as a result. The indictment also alleges that on August 3, 2016, and again on September 7, 2016, in Dupree, Condon forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated and interfered with a federal law enforcement officer who was engaged in, and on account of, the performance of his official duties, and that said conduct involved physical contact with the federal officer.
The charge is merely an accusation and Condon is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and the Ziebach County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
Condon was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.