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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Porcupine Man Indicted For Involuntary Manslaughter

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota man was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Alden Brewer, Jr., age 25, was indicted on December 18, 2012 for driving while under the influence, at a high rate of speed, causing an accident that killed two people. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 13, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

The charge is merely an accusation and Brewer is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and South Dakota Highway Patrol. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Shattuck is prosecuting the case.

Brewer was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015