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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mobridge Man Indicted for Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Assault Resulting in Substantial Injury to an Intimate Partner, and Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender. 

Tracy Peters, age 50, was indicted on November 8, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 9, 2016, 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 November 3, 2016, Peters assaulted an intimate or dating partner with a dangerous weapon, and that said assault resulted in serious bodily injury to the victim.  The Indictment further alleges that Peters has been convicted on at least two separate prior occasions for assaults against an intimate partner. 

The charge is merely an accusation and Peters is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Peters was released from custody on conditions pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Violent Crime
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Updated November 15, 2016