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

09/29/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/29/2020 20:58

White River Man Indicted on Assault Charges

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

Anthony Black Wolf, age 33, was indicted on September 9, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 28, 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 January 12, 2020, in Mellette County, South Dakota, Black Wolf assaulted an individual with an axe with the intent to do bodily harm, and the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.

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