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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Little Eagle Man Charged with Domestic Assault Appears in Federal Court

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.

Milo Reuben Red Tomahawk, age 38, was indicted on February 6, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 27, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to five years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

According to the Indictment, Red Tomahawk unlawfully committed a domestic assault upon the victim, when at the time of the domestic assault, he had a final conviction on at least two separate prior occasions for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse and intimate partner.  This assault took place in May of 2017.

The charges are merely accusations and Red Tomahawk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Red Tomahawk was ordered detained pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated March 3, 2018