United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced this week that Jason Corey Poorman Sr., 43, of Spring Creek, South Dakota, has been charged, by indictment by a federal grand jury of assault with a weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault by strangulation and suffocation.

Poorman pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Spring Creek is a small town on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, not far from Nebraska in south-central South Dakota.

The maximum penalty if he were convicted is 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised probation. Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment’s charges allege Poorman on Dec. 20, 2018, assaulted a person using “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 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 investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s 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.

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