United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota

09/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/19/2020 18:39

Bullhead Man Indicted on Assault Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury.

Leland Brown, age 44, was indicted on September 9, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 18, 2020, 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, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on April 20, 2020, Brown assaulted an individual with shod feet with the intent to do bodily harm and the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely accusations and Brown is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirsten E. Jasper is prosecuting the case.

Brown was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.