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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 28, 2014

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.

Diego Ramon Lara, age 22, was indicted on August 19, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 22, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 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 May 24, 2014, Lara unlawfully assaulted an adult male victim with a pickup truck with intent to do bodily harm to the victim.

The charge is merely an accusation and Lara 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.   

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


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Updated June 22, 2015