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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2019

Rosebud Man Indicted on Assault Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault of a Dating Partner by Strangulation.

Geordie Long, age 18, was indicted on October 16, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 15, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal 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 August 26, 2019, Long did unlawfully assault an intimate partner and dating partner, by strangulation and suffocation.

The charge is merely an accusation and Long 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 Michael J. Elmore is prosecuting the case.   

Long was released 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 May 17, 2019