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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 13, 2017

Mission Man Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer and Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer, and Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.

 

Quentin Provancial, II, age 31, was indicted on December 13, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 29, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

 

The maximum penalty upon conviction of Assault of a Federal Officer is up to 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release. The maximum penalty upon conviction of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release. A special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund applies to each charge. Restitution may also be ordered.

 

The Indictment alleges that on October 15, 2016, Provancial did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a law enforcement officer from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe while he was engaged in the performance of his official duties. On that same day, Provancial did unlawfully commit a domestic assault upon an intimate partner, when at the time of the assault he had two final convictions for domestic abuse.

 

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

 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.

 

Provancial was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for March 7, 2017.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated January 13, 2017