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Mission Man Indicted on Assault Charges

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

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

Anthony Kitteaux, Sr., age 29, was indicted on March 8, 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 14, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to eight years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on January 24, 2022, in Todd County, South Dakota, Kitteaux did forcibly assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a law enforcement officer who was employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and that such conduct involved physical contact.  The Indictment further alleges that, at the same place and date, Kitteaux unlawfully committed a domestic assault against a spouse or intimate partner and that, at the time of the domestic assault, Kitteaux 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 charges are merely accusations and Kitteaux 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.   

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

Updated March 15, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime