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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Kyle Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault with Intent to Commit Murder

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

Timothy “Jack” Brown Bull, age 22, was indicted on May 24, 2016.  Brown Bull appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on September 14, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 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 Brown Bull and another individual assaulting a man with their feet, a cinder block, and stick on March 7, 2015, at Kyle.

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

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

Brown Bull was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for November 22, 2016.

Violent Crime
Updated September 26, 2016