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St. Francis Man Charged with Assaulting Federal Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Assaulting, Opposing, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

James Two Charger, age 24, was indicted on March 15, 2016. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 30, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for each count 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.

It is alleged that on March 1, 2016, Two Charger assaulted one officer by hitting the officer in the abdomen and side as the officer attempted to arrest Two Charger. Two Charger then spit directly at another officer’s face.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is

prosecuting the case.

Two Charger was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been scheduled for May 25, 2016.


Updated April 12, 2016

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