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Four Todd County Men Indicted for Assault and Firearm Charges, and Aiding and Abetting

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that four Todd County, South Dakota, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer, Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, Aiding and Abetting, and Accessory After the Fact.

Kevin Bordeaux, age 23, Carston Eagle Deer, age 21, Gervis Fool Bull, age 28, and Julian Moran, a/k/a Jullian Moran, age 28, were indicted in August of 2022.  Kevin Bordeaux appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 15, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  Carston Eagle Deer, Gervis Fool Bull, and Julian Moran appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Moreno on August 18, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, five  years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 6, 2022, in Todd County, Bordeaux unlawfully assaulted the victim with a handgun, that said assault resulted in serious bodily injury, and that Eagle Deer did receive, relieve, comfort, and assist Bordeaux in order to hinder and prevent Bordeaux’s apprehension, trial, and punishment.

The Indictment further alleges that on July 8, 2022, in the District of South Dakota, Bordeaux, Eagle Deer, Fool Bull, and Moran forcibly assaulted, opposed, impeded, intimidated and interfered with two law enforcement officers who were employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and an assisting officer who was employed by the Tripp County Sheriff’s Office, and that such conduct involved the use of a firearm, and that they aided and abetted in the commission of the offenses.

The charges are merely accusations and Bordeaux, Eagle Deer, Fool Bull, and Moran are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Tripp County Sheriff’s Office, the Winner Police Department, and the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Bordeaux, Eagle Deer, Fool Bull, and Moran were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for October 25, 2022.

Updated August 20, 2022

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