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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 24, 2016

Ft. Thompson Man Charged with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Ft. Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Conrad James Medicine Crow, age 44, was indicted on October 12, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 18, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 August 16, 2016, Medicine Crow unlawfully assault the victim by running her over with his vehicle, and as a result the victim suffered serious bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Medicine Crow is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Medicine Crow was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated October 24, 2016