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

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wagner Man Indicted for Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Jarrod W. Zephier, age 37, was indicted on January 12, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 15, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 charge is merely an accusation and Zephier is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

Zephier was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for March 22, 2016.     

Updated January 23, 2016