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

Saturday, July 2, 2016

McLaughlin Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Sinjin Cameron, age 23, was indicted on June 14, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on June 28, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 or about May 26, 2016, Cameron unlawfully assaulted an adult male with shod feet, with the intent to do bodily harm to him.

The charge is merely an accusation and Cameron is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

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

Violent Crime
Updated July 2, 2016