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Pukwana Man Indicted On Assault Charges

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pukwana, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Samuel Antelope, age 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013 for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Antelope appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 18, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment may also be ordered. The charges are merely accusations, and Antelope is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Antelope was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015