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McLaughlin Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

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

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

River Grey Bull, age 19, was indicted on February 12, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 18, 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 $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Grey Bull is alleged to have assaulted a man with a knife in January 2014. The charge is merely an accusation and Grey Bull is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Grey Bull was released on bond.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015