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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fort Thompson Man Charged With Three Counts Of Assault

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

Calvin Bagola, age 27, was indicted on August 19, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 8, 2014, 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 $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 13, 2014, Bagola unlawfully assaulted an adult female victim with a dangerous weapon, and as a result, the victim suffered serious bodily injury.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Bagola was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.


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Updated June 22, 2015