United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Jonathon Coleman, age 34, was indicted on March 8, 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 18, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on July 5, 2021, in Fort Thompson, South Dakota, Coleman assaulted a man, which resulted in serious bodily injury.
The charge is merely an accusation and Coleman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Coleman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.