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Fort Thompson Man Acquitted of Robbery and Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Robbery, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, on October 28, 2015.

Jami Walking Bull, age 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 11, 2015

The charges stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred on May 12, 2015, when Walking Bull allegedly robbed and assaulted a man on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency and the U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated October 29, 2015