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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wagner Man Charged with Threatening Communications

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

Kyle Gullikson, age 29, was indicted on December 3, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 7, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 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 5, 2019, Gullikson knowingly and willfully transmitted threatening messages on Facebook.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Gullikson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Updated February 11, 2020