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District of South Dakota

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on June 26, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Waylon Black Lance, Jr., age 24, was sentenced to 12 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Black Lance was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014, for First Degree Burglary, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  He pled guilty to Assault by Striking Beating, and Wounding on May 13, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 2, 2013, when Black Lance walked from his home to the home of the victim.  After a verbal altercation started, Black Lance struck the victim on the head and in the face with his fists.
This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
Black Lance was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015