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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Oglala Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting A Woman

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Billy Bores a Hole, age 28, of Oglala, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 19, 2013, and pled guilty to a charge of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In March 2013, at Oglala, Bores a Hole assaulted a woman by kicking her and stabbing her in the head, neck, back, and stomach, causing life-threatening injuries. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015