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McLaughlin Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Two Victims

September 19, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Kevin Fischer , age 43 , of McLaughlin, South Dakota , appeared before United States District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on September 17, 2012 , and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with one count of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and one count of Simple Assault . The maximum penalty upon conviction for both counts is 6 months in custody, a $5000 fine, or both; and a $10 special assessment.

The convictions arose from an incident that occurred in March 2012 when Fischer assaulted two different victims in McLaughlin.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for December 17, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.



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