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Press Release

Rosebud Man Charged With Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault by Habitual Offender and Child Abuse.

Michael O’Rourke, age 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 25, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations and O’Rourke is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

O’Rourke was released to a third party custodian pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015