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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 14, 2013

Mission Man Pleads Guilty To Assault Charge

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that William Robertson, age 21, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on June 12, 2013 and pled guilty to Count III of an Indictment that charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund may also be ordered.

The conviction stems from an incident on October 4, 2012. The Defendant and the victim began an argument which escalated into a physical altercation. The Defendant grabbed a wooden guitar and began striking the victim about the head and body with the guitar. The victim managed to get away from the Defendant and sought treatment for her injuries.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Robertson was released on bond pending sentencing which has been set for August 27, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015