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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on April 7, 2023, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Ramon Louis Bagola, age 24, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bagola was indicted by a federal grand jury in September of 2022. He pleaded guilty on January 11, 2023.

On the evening of May 16, 2022, Bagola and another individual assaulted the victim in the stairwell of the Evergreen Apartments building in Eagle Butte, knocking the victim unconscious and causing a subdural hematoma. The assault was unprovoked. Bagola took the victim’s car keys and wallet from his person. Bagola used the car keys to steal the victim’s Trailblazer from the apartment parking lot.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Thunem prosecuted the case.

Bagola was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated April 8, 2023

Violent Crime
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