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Mission Man Charged with Maiming, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Maiming, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender.

Willard L. Dorian, Jr., age 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2012. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 10, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The charges are merely accusations, and Dorian is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers. Dorian was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.



 

 

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