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Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assault With a Dangerous Weapon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

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.

Acey Brown, age 41, was indicted on May 16, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 18, 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 $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on March 4, 2017, Brown assaulted an adult male with shod feet, with the intent to do bodily harm to the victim.

The charge is merely an accusation and Brown 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.

Brown was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated May 24, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime