United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that two St. Francis, South Dakota, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
George Scott, age 32, and Kyle Swift Hawk, age 24, were indicted on July 11, 2017. Scott appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 20, 2017, and Swift Hawk appeared on August 9, 2017. Both pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in prison 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 June 12, 2017, Scott and Swift Hawk assaulted an individual with shod feet and a knife with the intent to do bodily harm, and that the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.
The charges are merely accusations and Scott and Swift Hawk are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.
Scott and Swift Hawk were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for September 19, 2017.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Dakota