ABERDEEN, S.D. — A McLaughlin man is facing allegations that he assaulted a federal officer, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Amos Talks, 24, was indicted on charges in August and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on Sept. 3 when he pleaded not guilty. He was released on bond pending trial. No date has been set.

The indictment alleges that on June 21, 2018, Talks forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated and interfered with a federal law enforcement officer by using his teeth, which are considered a dangerous weapon.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.