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Todd County Man Charged With Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Todd County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Andre DeShazier, a/k/a Andre DaShazier, age 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013 for Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding.

DeShazier appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 19, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment, a $100,000 fine; 1 year of supervised release and an additional year of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $25 special assessment may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusations, and DeShazier is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement, U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Maher is prosecuting the case.

DeShazier was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015