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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 19, 2019

Lower Brule Man Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Aiding and Abetting.

Carlton Felicia, age 20, was indicted on February 13, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 18, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty for each count upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 1, 2018, Felicia and another individual assaulted the victim with shod feet, which resulted in serious bodily injury to the victim.

Grant Whitney, his co-defendant, previously appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 21, 2019, and plead not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

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

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated April 19, 2019