Two Men Indicted on Multiple Charges
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that two men were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 19, 2016, for multiple offenses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Timothy Buckman, age 31, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and Daelan High Wolf, age 29, of Wakpamni, South Dakota, were indicted for Tampering with a Victim by Threat, Robbery, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. High Wolf was also charged with Using Firearm During Crime of Violence.
Buckman and High Wolf appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on May 20, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction for Buckman is 20 years of imprisonment; the maximum penalty for High Wolf is life imprisonment. Each charge also carries a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges relate to Buckman and High Wolf assaulting a man while robbing his home, and then threatening him against testifying.
The charges are merely an accusation and Buckman and High Wolf are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case.
Buckman and High Wolf were detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.