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Thursday, April 12, 2018

South Dakota Man Indicted for Assault Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Dayvon Sanchez, age 19, was indicted on February 14, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 12, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty for each count upon conviction is up to 8 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 November 19, 2017, Sanchez, physically resisted and forcibly kicked multiple Rosebud Sioux Tribe law enforcement officers.

The charges are merely accusations and Sanchez 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.   

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

Updated April 12, 2018