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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fort Thompson Man Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Rain Blaine, age 18, was indicted on August 14, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 23, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison 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 June 24, 2018, Blaine unlawfully assaulted an individual with a knife and said assault resulted in serious bodily injury to the victim.

The charges are merely accusations and Blaine is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Blaine was released on bond with conditions pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated October 28, 2018