Mission, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Appear.
Brandon Jones, age 24, was indicted on August 13, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on October 10, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 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 or about July 16, 2018, Jones knowingly failed to appear for a scheduled hearing in federal court which he was ordered and required to appear at.
The charge is merely an accusation and Jones is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
Jones was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, October 11, 2018.