United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Maiming and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Teyaune Clairmont, a/k/a Teyaune Clairmont Escobedo, age 29, was indicted on September 9, 2020. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 30, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 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 June 27, 2020, in Todd County, South Dakota, Clairmont assaulted a woman by biting her nose with the intent to maim and disfigure, and that the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.
The charges are merely accusations and Clairmont is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.
Clairmont was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.