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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 16, 2020

Marty Man Indicted on Assault Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Marty, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with Intent Commit Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Gordon Primeaux, age 62, was indicted on October 7, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 14, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and up to $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 22, 2020, Primeaux unlawfully assaulted a male victim, by repeatedly stabbing him in the chest with a knife.   

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yankton Sioux Law Enforcement.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman is prosecuting the case.   

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

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated October 16, 2020