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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pine Ridge Man And Woman Indicted For Assault On A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man and woman have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault on a Federal Officer.

Trivian Bad Wound, age 50, and Donroy Big Crow, age 57, were indicted on September 23, 2014.  They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 26, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Bad Wound and Big Crow assaulting a law enforcement officer employed with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety on March 18, 2014, near Pine Ridge.

The charge is merely an accusation and Bad Wound and Big Crow are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.

Bad Wound was released on bond. Big Crow was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.             

Updated June 22, 2015