PIERRE – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for First Degree Burglary and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Justice Long, age 29, was indicted in September of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 18, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 25 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
According to the Indictment, in July of 2022, Long broke into a home in Lower Brule and assaulted a person inside with a metal bar.
The charges are merely an accusation and Long is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Long was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for January 17, 2023.