Eagle Butte Man Indicted For Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Bevan Ray Bordeaux, age 26, was indicted on April 12, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 18, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment on each count. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges relate to an allegation that Bordeaux assaulted an Eagle Butte man on December 28, 2012 with shod feet and that the assault resulted in serious injury to the victim.
The charges are merely accusations, and Bordeaux is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
Bordeaux was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.