Bond set in standoff
Friday, August 8, 2014
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Bond has been set at $5,000 for a Stanley County man facing charges after a standoff at a ranch north of Fort Pierre.
45-year-old Mark Taggart has not yet entered pleas to aggravated assault charges that could land him in prison for up to 30 years. His attorney said in court on Thursday that a combination of alcohol and medication for bipolar disorder led to the incident.
Authorities say Taggart brandished a rifle at the Houck Triple U Buffalo Ranch on Tuesday but did not fire the gun. He was arrested without incident after a standoff that lasted about three hours.
Taggart lives and works at the ranch.
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