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Mission Man Indicted for Assault and Child Abuse Charges

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault of an Intimate Partner and Child Abuse.

Tristan Lee Kills The Enemy, age 21, was indicted on November 14, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 6, 2017, 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 October 28, 2016, Kills The Enemy assaulted an intimate partner by strangulation.   The Indictment further alleges that Kills The Enemy abused, exposed, tortured, tormented, and cruelly punished a child who had not attained the age of 18, on that date.

The charges are merely an accusation and Kills The Enemy 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 Daniel C. Nelson is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated December 8, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime