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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler 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.

Kevin Yellow Earring, age 26, was indicted on April 12, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 17, 2017, 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 up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on April 14, 2014, Yellow Earring assaulted an adult male with a padlock, causing serious injuries.

The charges are merely accusations and Yellow Earring 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.

Yellow Earring 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 April 29, 2017