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Fort Thompson Man Sentenced For Assault Resulting In Substantial Bodily Injury To A Spouse

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse was sentenced on October 27, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Arnold Roy Walking Bull, Jr., a/k/a Junior Charging Hawk, age 38, was sentenced to 12 months and a day of custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Walking Bull was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 10, 2014.  He pled guilty on July 31, 2014.
The conviction stems from an altercation he had with his spouse on October 1, 2013.  Walking Bull assaulted the victim, causing her substantial bodily injury.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.
Walking Bull was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015