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McLaughlin Man Indicted for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 03, 2011
Contact: Brendan V. Johnson
United States Attorney
605-357-2304

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Child Abuse.
Boyd William White Twin, age 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 11, 2011, for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and four counts of Child Abuse. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on January 19, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment to the Victims’ Assistance Fund. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation and White Twin is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case. White Twin was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has been set for March 29, 2011.
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