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Man charged with assault with intent to commit murder in SD

SISSETON, S.D. - A man faces a federal charge of aggravated assault with intent to commit murder in Roberts County, according to court documents.

John M. Pilcher, who's age and hometown are not listed in court documents, is facing three counts of assault, one of which is assault with the intent to commit murder, the Aberdeen American News reported. He is also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury in connection to a Nov. 10, 2018, incident during which a woman was injured.

According to court documents, the woman was injured with a knife or an object with a sharpened edge.

Assault with the intent to commit murder carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The other two charges carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Each charge has a maximum $250,000 fine.

Pilcher is set to make his initial appearance May 13.

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