Wanblee Man Indicted For Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Lionel Between Lodges, age 25, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 31, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of custody; a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; a $100 special assessment on each count; and restitution.
The charges relate to the alleged assault of an Eagle Butte man in March of 2010. The charges are merely accusations, and Between Lodges is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
Between Lodges was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for July 23, 2013.