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Associated Press, Published February 22 2013

Women accused of attacking witness in federal case

BISMARCK — Two North Dakota women are accused of beating up a witness in a federal investigation.

Danielle Bobtail Bear and Brandy Herrera, both of Fort Yates, are charged with three counts, including assault resulting in serious bodily injury and retaliation against a witness.

The defendants have pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say the incident happened Jan. 19 on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

No further details were available.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.