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Published February 22, 2013, 10:48 AM

N.D. Women Accused of Attacking Witness in Federal Case

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.

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.

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