United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Appear.
Blade Marshall, age 24, was indicted on February 8, 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 18, 2022, 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, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on January 24, 2022, Marshall failed to appear for his jury trial for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
The charge is merely an accusation and Marshall is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Marshall was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.