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Associated Press , Published October 16 2013

New charge filed against ND homicide suspect in dismemberment case

BISMARCK — One of the two men accused of killing and dismembering a Sioux Falls man in Bismarck now is accused of assaulting another man in jail.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/GR8LH8 ) 26-year-old Theo Crowe is charged with misdemeanor simple assault. His attorney, Blake Hankey, was out of the office early Wednesday and didn't immediately respond to an Associated Press request for comment.

Burleigh County Deputy Troy Fleck alleges in an affidavit that Crowe punched another inmate in the head Oct. 1, causing a 1-inch cut requiring four stitches. Fleck wrote the other inmate didn't appear to strike Crowe or fight back.

Crowe is being held without bond on a murder conspiracy charge in the May death of John Swain. Crowe has pleaded not guilty, as has his co-defendant, 20-year-old Joshua Clark.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com


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