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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Little Eagle Man Acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on May 24, 2016.

Forrest Devan Yellow Earrings, age 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2015.

The charge stemmed from an incident which occurred in January 2014, when Yellow Earrings allegedly assaulted a male acquaintance.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Violent Crime
Updated May 26, 2016