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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

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.

Kenny Fiddler, age 34, was indicted on December 9, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 15, 2015, 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 $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 23, 2014, Fiddler unlawfully assaulted a male victim with a knife with the intent to do bodily harm.

The charge is merely an accusation and Fiddler 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 Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Fiddler was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for February 24, 2015.


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Updated June 22, 2015