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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 Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Appear.

Cheyene Michael Thompson, age 30, was indicted on July 16, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 16, 2022, 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, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on January 13, 2020, Thompson failed to appear for his sentencing hearing for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release.

The charge is merely an accusation and Thompson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated February 21, 2022

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