United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler 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.
Michael Thomas LeBeau, age 23, was indicted on December 19, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 20, 2017, 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 August 2, 2015, in Eagle Butte, LeBeau did unlawfully assault an individual with a dangerous weapon, that is, shod feet with the intent to do bodily harm and said assault did result in serious bodily injury.
The charge is merely an accusation and LeBeau 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 case.
LeBeau was released on a bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.