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District of South Dakota

Thursday, February 9, 2017

McLaughlin Man Charged with Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.

Kyle White Bull, age 29, was indicted on January 19, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on January 27, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on each count. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on December 21, 2016, White Bull unlawfully committed a domestic assault. At the time of the assault, White Bull had at least two separate prior convictions for assaults that were against a spouse or intimate partner.

The charges are merely accusation and White 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 R. Morley is prosecuting the case.

White Bull was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 9, 2017