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Kyle Man Indicted for Assaulting a Female

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Wilbur Hunter, age 52, was indicted on May 24, 2016.  Hunter appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on June 10, 2016, and pleaded 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 $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Hunter using a blunt object to assault a female at Kyle on March 10, 2016.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.

Hunter was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for August 16, 2016.

Updated June 16, 2016

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