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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 16, 2018

Mission Man Indicted on Firearm Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Carlos Eddie Charging Elk, age 26, was indicted on February 14, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 16, 2018, 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 December 19, 2017, Charging Elk, having previously been convicted of a felony, did knowingly possess a firearm.

The charge is merely an accusation and Charging Elk 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.

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

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Updated February 16, 2018