PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A plea of not guilty has been entered in federal court by an Eagle Butte man facing six firearms related charges from two October crimes. 27-year-old Jason Todd Garreau was indicted on four counts of Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding Federal Officers; plus one count each of Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. In court Friday, Garreau told U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno that he fully understands what he is being accused of and is clear on the maximum penalties he faces. Garreau requested a jury trial in his case.
The firearms related charges are linked to a stand-off that occurred with law enforcement in a northern Pierre neighborhood on October 31 in which an officer was shot but not seriously wounded and an incident the day before-involving a vehicle chase with law officers-which ended in a man being shot and killed near Fort Thompson.
Garreau remains in custody and his case is being assigned to U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange-who will set Garreau’s trial and preside over the case during the process.
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