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Press Release

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Lawrence Bowker, a/k/a Larry Bowker, age 47, was indicted on January 13, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 20, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 9, 2014, Bowker unlawfully assaulted an adult male with shod feet, resulting in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely accusations and Bowker is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Bowker was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015