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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 21, 2016

Ft. Thompson Man Charged with Kidnapping and Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Ft. Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Kidnapping, Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Matthew Long Crow, age 38, was indicted on October 12, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 19, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to any term of years up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between March 10, 2016, and March 19, 2016, Long Crow kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend with a knife, with the intent to murder her. As a result of the assault she suffered serious bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Long 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.   

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

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Updated October 21, 2016