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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Two From Waubay Area Indicted On Assault And Robbery Charges

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two individuals from the Waubay, South Dakota, area have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Robbery.

Beverly A. Gill, age 43, and Tyler G. Sullivan, age 29, were indicted by a federal grand jury on June 18, 2013.  Gill appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gerdes on June 24, 2013, and Sullivan appeared before Judge Gerdes on July 16, 2013.  Both pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years upon revocation; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely an accusation and Gill and Sullivan are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Day County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright is prosecuting the case.   

Gill was released on bond, and Sullivan was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015