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

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pine Ridge Man Charged With Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota man was indicted by a federal grand jury for assaulting a woman, fracturing bones in her neck and nose.

Alexander Winter, age 27, was indicted on June 18, 2013 for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse, Intimate Partner, or Dating Partner. Winter appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on June 24, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely an accusation and Winter is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Winter was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015