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Man charged in fatal shooting on Pine Ridge Reservation pleads not guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A man accused of murder on the Pine Ridge Reservation entere a not guilty plea in federal court Monday.

Colton Bagola, 26, is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Sloan Bull Bear at a Pine Ridge home Dec. 17. Court documents state that Bagola shot Bull Bear in the back of the head.

Law enforcement agencies were searching for Bagola for several days before he turned up in Rapid City Friday night.

Bagola surrendered to police after a short standoff with the special response team at a home on the 300 block of Curtis Street.

A bond hearing for Bagola has been scheduled for December 30 and a preliminary hearing has been set for January 6th.



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