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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Parmelee Man Charged With Failure To Appear

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Appear.

Adam Poor Bear, age 24, was indicted on December 10, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on January 21, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 2 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

On December 2, 2013, Poor Bear, having been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Supervised Release Revocation, failed to appear for his sentencing hearing as ordered by the court.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated June 22, 2015