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Mission Man Charged with Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.

Jodie Brave, a/k/a Jody Brave, age 47, was indicted on August 13, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 30, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in federal prison 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 June 29, 2018, Brave unlawfully committed a domestic assault against a spouse or intimate partner and that, at the time of the domestic assault, Brave had at least two prior convictions for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse or intimate partner. 

The charge is merely an accusation and Brave 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 Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated August 31, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice