Timber Lake Man Charged with Assault
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 19, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Timber Lake, South Dakota man has been charged by Information with assault by striking, beating, and wounding.
Brent Biegler, age 32, was charged by Information on March 7, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on March 14, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Information. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 6 months in custody, a $5,000 fine, or both; restitution; and a $10 special assessment.
The charge relates to an allegation that Biegler assaulted a Timber Lake woman on September 15, 2012. The charge is merely an accusation, and Biegler is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case. Biegler was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.