Spring Creek Man Indicted on Assault Charges

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

Jason Corey Poorman, Sr., age 43, was indicted on May 14, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 6, 2019, 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 December 20, 2018, Poorman unlawfully assaulted an individual with shod feet with the intent to do bodily harm, and that the assault resulted in bodily injury.  The Indictment further alleges that on February 9, 2019, Poorman unlawfully assaulted an intimate partner by strangling and suffocating her, and that he further assaulted her with shod feet and a log with the intent to do bodily harm.

The charges are merely accusations and Poorman 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.   

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