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Martin Men Indicted For Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two men from Martin, South Dakota have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly assaulting two other men with shod feet, a golf club, and a large rock at Bear Creek Community on September 29, 2012.

Roby Shangreaux, age 24, and Keith Shangreaux, a/k/a Dewey Shangreaux, age 25, were each indicted by a federal grand jury on February 20, 2013 for two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and two counts of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Both men appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 25, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each count. The charges are merely accusations and both defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Bennett County Sheriff's Office.

Both defendants were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has been set for April 30, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015