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A Custer Man accused for running over a wakerboarder at Angostura Reservoir in 2015 will be retried in June. 

Journal file

A Custer City man accused of running over a wakeboarder while boating drunk on Angostura Reservoir in 2015 has been scheduled for a new trial in June.

Last month, a Fall River County jury convicted Cory Schmitz, 41, of boating under the influence, but it couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on his felony charge of aggravated assault. Investigators said the victim, 31-year-old Mike Lemley of Rapid City, suffered head trauma and several lacerations to his upper back and shoulders.

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Schmitz will be retried over four days, beginning June 18, 7th Circuit Presiding Judge Craig Pfeifle said at a hearing Tuesday. Pfeifle also ordered that Schmitz’s sentencing for drunken boating, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in county jail, be postponed till his retrial is concluded. The judge said the trial outcome will change his perspective on the “appropriate sentence.” Aggravated assault carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

Contact Tiffany Tan at tiffany.tan@rapidcityjournal.com.

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