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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mitchell Man Charged with Kidnapping, Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Kidnapping, Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Corey Johnson, age 30, was indicted on December 14, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 20, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $750,000 fine, 11 years of supervised release, and $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on November 2, 2016, Johnson knowingly and willfully kidnapped and assaulted a victim with a dangerous weapon.  The indictment also alleges that Johnson forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, and interfered with two U.S. Marshals.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Johnson 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 December 21, 2016