McLaughlin Man Found Not Guilty of Assault and Threatening Law Enforcement

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ABERDEEN – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer.

Richard Todd Steele, age 42, was indicted by a federal grand jury in September of 2021.

The charges related to an alleged incident that occurred on June 13, 2021, in Corson County, South Dakota.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Standing Rock Agency, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.