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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 26, 2017

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler 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 Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner.

Julian Navarro, age 30, was indicted on May 23, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 24, 2017, 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 up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on May 18, 2017, Navarro assaulted his intimate partner with a dangerous weapon, a bar, causing her substantial bodily injury.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated May 26, 2017