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Rosebud Man Charged with Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.

Calvin Gillette, age 26, was indicted on September 12, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 19, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 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.

Gillette is accused of assaulting his domestic partner on January 31,  2017, when at the time of the assault, Gillette had a final conviction on at least two separate prior occasions in Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court proceedings for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a domestic partner.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Nelson is prosecuting the case.   

Gillette was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated September 25, 2017

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