United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender and Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation.
Dustin Marrowbone, a/k/a Dustin Condon, age 30, was indicted on August 11, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 14, 2020, 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, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on May 12, May 26, and June 14, 2020, in Dewey County, South Dakota, Marrowbone unlawfully assaulted his intimate partner by strangulation and suffocation after having been previously convicted on at least two previous occasions of assaulting a spouse or intimate partner.
The charges are merely accusations and Marrowbone is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
Marrowbone was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.