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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sioux Falls Man Indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Child Abuse

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury, and Child Abuse.

Justin Stone Arrow, age 37, was indicted on April 13, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 19, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Child Abuse is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count.  The maximum penalty upon conviction of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury 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.

It is alleged that on or about March 10, 2016, Stone Arrow unlawfully assaulted a person who had not attained the age of 16 years with a dangerous weapon and that said assault resulted in substantial bodily injury to the minor.

The charge is merely an accusation and Stone Arrow 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 Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.   

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

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Violent Crime
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Updated April 23, 2016