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

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mitchell Man Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man charged with assault was sentenced on September 11, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Vincent Michael Horned Eagle, age 23, was sentenced to 12 months in custody.
Horned Eagle was indicted on February 5, 2013, by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding a Federal Officer.  He pled guilty on June 18, 2013.
The charge stems from an incident in August of 2012 when Horned Eagle assaulted an officer by head-butting her while she attempted to place him under arrest.
This case was investigated by U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case.

Horned Eagle was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015