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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bullhead Man Sentenced For Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on August 12, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.         

Morgan Bagola, age 21, was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

Bagola was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2012.  He pled guilty to the above charge on April 29, 2013. 

The charge stems from an incident wherein Bagola, on or about December 11, 2011, used a bat to break several windows of a home.  Bagola then fought with one of the other persons present.  As a result of the struggle and Bagola’s use of the bat, the victim suffered serious bodily injury, including a broken ankle, laceration on his head, and a large welt on his back.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case. 

Bagola was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015