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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner

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 Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner.

Emmanuel Gomez, a/k/a Manny Gomez, age 28, was indicted on February 17, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 29, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 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 November 22, 2015, Gomez unlawfully committed a domestic assault upon his spouse, intimate partner, or dating partner and said assault resulted in substantial bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Gomez 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.   

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

Updated March 1, 2016

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