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Man From Mexico Charged With Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mexican man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Jorge Trujillo, age 21, was indicted on August 19, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on August 25, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  

The maximum penalty upon conviction is a 10 year mandatory minimum, up to life, in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and up to $400 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 5, 2014, Trujillo unlawfully assaulted a juvenile male and two women with a dangerous weapon, that is, a knife and also assaulted an officer while that officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.

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

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

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

Updated June 22, 2015