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 an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Arvin Red Bear, Sr., age 52, was indicted on November 13, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 20, 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 a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about June 29, 2014, Red Bear unlawfully assaulted a male victim with a dangerous weapon, and said assault resulted in serious bodily injury.
The charges are merely accusations and Red Bear 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 Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Red Bear was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.