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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Parmelee Man Indicted for Assault and Child Abuse Charges

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Child Abuse.

Keena Two Eagle, age 32, was indicted on March 15, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 12, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for Assault is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release; the maximum penalty upon conviction for Child Abuse is 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Both charges could result in $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and restitution.

The Indictment alleges that on August 16, 2017, Two Eagle assaulted an individual with a knife with the intent to do bodily harm, and that the assault resulted in serious bodily injury. The Indictment further alleges that Two Eagle abused, exposed, tortured, tormented, and cruelly punished multiple children on that date.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated April 20, 2017