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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rapid City Man Indicted For Concealing Person From Arrest And False Statement

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Concealing Person from Arrest and False Statement.

Justin Robert Yellow Elk, age 28, was indicted on March 18, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 7, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment charges that Yellow Elk aided in concealing a man from arrest on a federal charge, and gave false statements to a federal agent during the investigation.

The charges are merely accusations and Yellow Elk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case.  

Yellow Elk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.   A trial date has not been set.  

Updated June 22, 2015