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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 26, 2018

Rosebud Man Indicted for Assault Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Cassius Farmer, age 24, was indicted on February 14, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 21, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on December 9, 2017, Farmer assaulted an individual with a club with the intent to do bodily harm and that the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely accusations and Farmer 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 Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

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

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated March 26, 2018