Pine Ridge Man, Timothy George Buckman Indicted on Assault and Firearm Charges
(STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
Timothy George Buckman, age 36, was indicted on January 12, 2021. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta L. Wollmann on January 22, 2021, and pleaded 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 8, 2020, Buckman did unlawfully assault two individuals with a firearm with the intent to do bodily harm. Buckman is also a previously convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms. The charges are merely accusations and Buckman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.