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Rapid City Man Sentenced On Assault Charges

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted by a federal jury on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, was sentenced on April 25, 2014, by U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Richard Bear Runner, age 25, was sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 
In September 2012, at Porcupine, Bear Runner assaulted a woman with a wooden stick that had a sharp hook on it, causing multiple cuts on her legs and back. 
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.  
Bear Runner was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015