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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 25, 2016

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 two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and four counts of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Miles Condon, age 25, was initially indicted on October 12, 2016, on a four count Indictment.  On November 9, 2016, the indictment was superseded, to add another count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and two more counts of Assaulting a Federal Officer.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 16, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Superseding 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 four officer-related assault charges is up to 8 years in custody.  In each instance, the maximum fine is up to a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on each count.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The original Indictment alleged 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 of the assault.  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 Superseding Indictment alleges additional offenses, including that on October 13, 2016, Condon forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated and interfered with law enforcement officers who were assisting a federal officer in arresting the defendant on the original indictment, and that said conduct involved physical contact with the federal officers.  The Superseding Indictment also alleges that the defendant kicked a federal corrections officer with shod feet after he arrived at the jail following his arrest.   

The charges are merely accusations 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 U.S. Marshals Service pending trial which has been set for December 13, 2016.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated November 25, 2016