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Published February 22, 2013, 08:57 AM

North Dakota women accused of attacking witness in federal case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota women are accused of beating up a witness in a federal investigation.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — 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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