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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Multiple Counts

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 two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation, Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner, Child Abuse, and Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Allen Garreau, age 32, was indicted on July 19, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 27, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 58 years in custody and/or a $1,500,000 fine, 18 years of supervised release, and $600 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 11, 2016, Garreau unlawfully assaulted his intimate partner with shod feet, as well as assaulted her by strangling and suffocating her.  Garreau is charged with unlawfully assaulting an adult male and several officers while they were trying to arrest him.  Finally, Garreau is charged with child abuse regarding two young children who were present on July 11, 2016.

The charges are merely accusations and Garreau 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.   

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

Updated July 29, 2016

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