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Wagner Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Frank Fisher, Jr., age 24, of Wagner, appeared before Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier on February 23, 2011, and pled guilty to one count of an indictment that charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Fisher got into an argument with the victim and assaulted her several times, causing serious injury. The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Yankton BIA Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Thomas J. Wright.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for May 20, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.

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