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Press Release

Eagle Butte Man Acquitted of Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, on November 1, 2017.

Julian Navarro, age 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 23, 2017.

The charges relate to the events of May 18, 2017, when Navarro allegedly struck the victim with a metal bar.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated November 2, 2017

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