Thursday, May 26, 2016
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon as a result of a federal jury trial in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on May 24, 2016.
Forrest Devan Yellow Earrings, age 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2015.
The charge stemmed from an incident which occurred in January 2014, when Yellow Earrings allegedly assaulted a male acquaintance.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.
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