United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Nathaniel Potter, age 23, was indicted on November 14, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 23, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 or about September 8, 2017, Potter did unlawfully assault an individual with a dangerous weapon, that is, a knife, and said assault resulted in serious bodily injury.
The charges are merely accusations and Potter is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the
Potter was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.