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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Jasyn Curley, age 22, was indicted on February 14, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 21, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 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 November 17, 2017, Curley forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with an officer with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, while the officer was in the performance of his official duties and said conduct involved physical contact with the officer.  

The charge is merely an accusation and Curley 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 Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Curley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated February 23, 2018