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Rosebud Man Indicted For Assaulting a Federal Officer

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 Assaulting a Federal Officer.

Dustin Bear Heels, age 27, was indicted on February 17, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 19, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 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.

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 2, 2016, Dustin Bear Heels assaulted a Federal Officer by using a dangerous weapon and inflicting bodily injury.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Bear Heels was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated February 23, 2016

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