Man gets 18 years for stabbing BIA superintendent in the back

A view of the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Photo from Facebook

Brian Iron Boulder, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for stabbing a Bureau of Indian Affairs official in the back.

Iron Boulder pleaded guilty to attempted murder on June 23. He admitted that he tried to kill Patrick Duffy, the superintendent of the BIA agency on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation, on March 25.

"Iron Boulder normally does not carry weapons with him, however on this day, he intentionally brought a pocket knife, with a four inch blade, with him," a factual basis filed in federal court stated. "Iron Boulder intentionally had the blade extended on the knife when he entered the building wanting to speak with Superintendent Duffy."

"Superintendent Duffy was in a meeting, but agreed to speak with Iron Boulder," it continued. "The two began to walk down the hallway, with Duffy in front and Iron Boulder a few steps behind him. At this time, Iron Boulder took the knife out of his pocket and intentionally stabbed Superintendent Duffy in the center of the back with the knife."

Iron Boulder did not explain why he wanted to kill Duffy, who is a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. But he previously went to the office to talk about his girlfriend's land and leases on the reservation, the document states.

Duffy has recovered from his injuries and has returned to work.

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Iron Boulder gets 18 years for stabbing BIA's Duffy in back (The Pierre Capital Journal 9/15)
Man who stabbed BIA official in back gets 18 years in prison (AP 9/15)

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