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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 Firearm Offenses

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm With an Obliterated Serial Number.

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 Felon in Possession of a Firearm is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release. The maximum penalty upon conviction for Possession of a Firearm With an Obliterated Serial Number is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, and 2 years of supervised release. Both charges could result in $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution.

The Indictment alleges that on December 24, 2016, Two Eagle did knowingly possess a 9mm caliber pistol and ammunition, and that the manufacturer’s serial number had been removed, obliterated, and altered.

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 W. 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.

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Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated April 20, 2017