New Animal Shelter
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:26
The Borders Without Boundaries animal rescue organization is currently in the construction phase of a new animal shelter northeast of Valentine. According to spokesperson Sherrie Voigt, the 1,000 square foot structure will be able to house up to 12 animals at a time. The shelter will be geared toward dogs, but cats can also be cared for. Since its inception in 2005, Borders Without Boundaries has helped over 767 animals find homes or be relocated. The rescue organization is in need of donations of time and labor to help finish construction of the shelter or financial help with getting it up and running. The public is invited to help them celebrate the Pre-Grand Opening on June 2nd at 5pm with a picnic and plant sale to benefit the shelter. For more information, to volunteer service, or make a donation, contact Sherrie at 403-376-1791.
Mission Man Charged
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 07:36
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Frank Swalley, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 8, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation and Swalley is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Swalley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date is set for July 9, 2013.