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North Dakota Man Indicted for Assault

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

ABERDEEN - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Bismarck, North Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Martin Tre Black Cloud, age 19, was indicted in September of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 16, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 or about June 28, 2022, in McIntosh, South Dakota, on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, Black Cloud unlawfully assaulted a person with a knife.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Standing Rock Agency and the Corson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case. 

Black Cloud was released on bond pending trial. A trial date was set for January 17, 2023.

Updated November 17, 2022

Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice