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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wagner Man Charged with Murder

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Murder.

Ronald Bohn, age 50, was indicted on October 7, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 15, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that on September 15, 2020, Bohn unlawfully and with malice aforethought murdered a human being, by stabbing him.

The charge is merely an accusation and Bohn is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yankton Sioux Law Enforcement, with assistance from the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, Wagner Police Department, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman is prosecuting the case.   

Bohn was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for December 22, 2020.

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Violent Crime
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Updated October 21, 2020