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

Monday, November 18, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assaulting Federal Officers And Firearm Possession Violations

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Jason Todd Garreau, age 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 5, 2013, for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding Federal Officers; Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 
Garreau appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 8, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, an additional 3 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 
The charges are merely accusations, and Garreau is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several other law enforcement agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. 
Garreau was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015