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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 21, 2016

Waubay Man Charged with Misprision of a Felony

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Waubay, South Dakota, man has been charged with the federal offense of Misprision of a Felony by an Indictment filed August 16, 2016.

Justin Grey, age 24, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on October 13, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 3 years of custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about June 10, 2014, Grey failed to report a crime of which he had knowledge to the proper authorities.  Grey and another are alleged to have witnessed an assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and failing to report or help seek aid for a victim who ultimately died of her injuries.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Grey was released pending trial, which has been set for December 20, 2016.

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Updated October 21, 2016