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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Harrold Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of A Federal Employee, Assaulting A Federal Employee, And Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Harrold, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Attempted Murder of a Federal Employee, Assaulting a Federal Employee, and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Brian Iron Boulder, a/k/a Brian Ironboulder, age 51, was indicted on April 7, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 8, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about March 25, 2015, Iron Boulder unlawfully attempted to kill another human being, an officer and employee of the United States, while said employee was engaged in the performance of his official duties, and said assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely an accusation and Iron Boulder 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.   

Iron Boulder was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for June 2, 2015.

Updated June 22, 2015