Ridgeview Man Charged with Assault
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Ridgeview, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
William Fielder, age 55, was indicted on June 19, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 26, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 2 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about November 19, 2017, Fielder assaulted an individual with a dangerous weapon and said assault resulted in serious bodily injury.
The charges are merely accusations and Fielder is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
Fielder was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.