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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 24, 2014

Dupree Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Lester Delbert Clown, age 30, was indicted on March 11, 2014, and he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 17, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Clown is alleged to have assaulted an adult male with a knife in December 2013 in Dupree, giving the victim three different stab wounds. The charges are merely an accusation and Clown is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated June 22, 2015