Kyle Man Indicted for Assault
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Lloyd Yankton, Jr., 36, was indicted on December 20, 2016, and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on December 30, 2016. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge relates to Yankton assaulting a woman near Kyle with a wooden board during an argument, causing multiple injuries. The charge is merely an accusation and Yankton is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.
Yankton was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.