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Press Release

Pine Ridge Man Acquitted of Assault Charges

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, and Discharge of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence following a three-day federal jury trial in Rapid City, South Dakota, commencing on October 5, 2021.

Charles Schrader, age 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2020.

The investigation was conducted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated October 15, 2021