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Man charged with beating woman on Standing Rock Reservation

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A man is accused of a brutal beating on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that left a woman hospitalized and on a ventilator.

Ryan Thunderhawk, of Fort Yates, is charged in federal court with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

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Witnesses say the victim was knocked unconscious three separate times in the July 6 attack.

The woman suffered a broken nose and several facial fractures.

A detention hearing in the case is scheduled for Tuesday.

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