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Eagle Butte Man Indicted For Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

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 and aiding and abetting both assaults with two other co-defendants.

Martin Garreau, a/k/a Damion Yellow Earrings, age 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 15, 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 alleged incident in which Garreau is accused of assaulting an Eagle Butte man in November 2012 with glass bottles that resulted in serious injury to the victim. 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 Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015