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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Child Abuse

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 and Child Abuse.

Carlin Jimi Jewett, Jr., a/k/a Jimmy Jewett, Jr., age 36, was indicted on May 16, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 23, 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 $400 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on March 31, 2017, Jewett unlawfully assaulted two juvenile females with a knife. Because they victims are under 18 years of age, two counts of Child Abuse were filed in addition.

The charges are merely accusations and Jewett 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.

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

Updated May 24, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime