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

Friday, June 7, 2013

Harrold Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Harrold, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Thomas Morgan, age 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2012 for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Morgan appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 4, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Morgan is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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

Morgan was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015