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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Failure to Appear

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 Failure to Appear.

Raymond Uses The Knife III, a/k/a Yamni Uses The Knife III, age 32, was indicted on April 13, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on April 19, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is not more than 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 April 5, 2016, Uses The Knife III, having been charged with the federal felony offenses of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, failed to appear in U.S. Magistrate Court on April 5, 2016, for a hearing on those charges.

The charge is merely an accusation and Uses The Knife III is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Uses The Knife III was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated April 23, 2016