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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sioux Falls Man Charged with Carjacking Appears in Federal Court

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Carjacking.

Jon Henri Bryant, Sr., age 60, was indicted on November 9, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on November 22, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 25 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

According to the Indictment, on October 25, 2016, Bryant forcefully and violently took a motor vehicle from the victim, who suffered serious bodily injury.  Bryant committed the carjacking with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Bryant was returned to the custody of the State of South Dakota pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated November 29, 2016