Porcupine Man Indicted for Assault on a Federal Officer
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting a Federal Officer.
Michael Lone Hill, age 27, was indicted on March 22, 2016. Lone Hill appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on April 1, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 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 an incident on March 17, 2016, at Evergreen Housing, when Lone Hill used a vehicle to assault a law enforcement officer employed with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.
The charge is merely an accusation and Lone Hill is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.
Lone Hill was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for June 7, 2016.