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Allen Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Allen, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Daniel Bull Bear, age 29, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for each charge is 10 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Bull Bear using a metal stand to assault a female near Allen on January 6, 2019.  This assault resulted in serious bodily injury to the female.

The charges are merely accusations and Bull Bear is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama is prosecuting the case.

Bull Bear was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for December 10, 2019.

Updated October 10, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
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