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 by Striking, Beating, and Wounding.
Sven Dyda, age 38, was indicted on September 19. 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 2, 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 up to $125 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on September 2, 2017, Dyda unlawfully assaulted two female victims, one with shod feet.
The charges are merely accusations and Dyda 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 Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Dyda was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for November 14, 2017.