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St. Francis Man Indicted for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender, Child Abuse, and Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender, Child Abuse, and Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Adrian Hawkman, age 35, was indicted on June 11, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 8, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison 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 February 23, 2019, in Todd County, South Dakota, Hawkman unlawfully committed a domestic assault against a spouse or intimate partner and, at the time of the domestic assault, Hawkman had at least two prior convictions for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse or intimate partner.  The Indictment further alleges that at the same time and place, Hawkman did abuse, expose, torture, torment, and cruelly punish a child who had not attained the age of eighteen.  The Indictment further alleges that on February 24, 2019, Hawkman did forcibly assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a corrections officer who was employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and that such conduct involved physical contact.

The charges are merely accusations and Hawkman 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.   

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

Updated October 10, 2019

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