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North Dakota Man Charged with Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Selfridge, North Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.

Vincent Carry Moccasin, Jr., age 52, was indicted on October 16, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on October 28, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in federal prison 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 August 3, 2019, Carry Moccasin Jr. unlawfully committed a domestic assault when at the time, he had at least two separate prior final convictions for domestic assaults in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court.

The charge is merely an accusation and Carry Moccasin Jr. is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirsten Jasper is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated October 30, 2019

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