TYNDALL — A Tyndall woman is being sought in connection with the alleged assault of an Avon attorney last week.
Miriam Leibel, 58, has been indicted on two felony counts of aggravated assault. She has been charged for allegedly attacking Scott Swier in a Feb. 3 incident.
Both charges are Class 3 felonies. Each carries a maximum punishment of 15 years imprisonment and a $30,000 fine.
First Circuit Court Judge Cheryle Gering issued an arrest warrant for the defendant, according to court records.
The judge set bond at $100,000 cash only with the conditions of obeying all laws, no alcohol or illegal drugs, no contact with Scott Swier and staying more than 1,000 feet away from the Swier Law Office located at 202 North Main Street, Avon.
A Bon Homme County grand jury indicted Leibel Feb. 4 on both counts. She had not been apprehended as of Monday morning, according to the Bon Homme County clerk of courts office.
The first charge alleges Leibel committed aggravated assault in that “she did then and there attempt to cause, or knowingly caused, bodily injury to another, i.e. Scott Swier, with a dangerous weapon.”
The second charge alleges Leibel committed aggravated assault in that “she did then and there attempt by physical menace with a deadly weapon to put another, i.e., Scott Swier, in fear of imminent serious bodily (injury).”
Sioux Falls attorney Michael Nadolski made a Feb. 7 appearance as attorney for the defendant in the action, according to court records. Nadolski has requested that all further pleadings, affidavits or motions in the matter be served upon him.
No further information was available on the alleged assault, including the circumstances, the weapon used in the alleged attack, and the type and extent of any injuries suffered by Swier.
Bon Homme County State’s Attorney Lisa Rothschadl is prosecuting the case. She declined comment for the Press & Dakotan.
No further court dates had been scheduled as of Monday morning, according to the Bon Homme County clerk of courts office.
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