Porcupine Man Shane Kills Back Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer

(STL.News) – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault on a Federal Officer.

Shane Kills Back, age 20, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Kills Back striking a female officer in the face with a fist on April 5, 2019, in Porcupine.

The charge is merely an accusation and Kills Back is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassandra DeCoste is prosecuting the case.

Kills Back was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for January 7, 2020.