Pine Ridge Man Guilty Of Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Alexander Winter, 27, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 14, 2013, and pled guilty to a charge of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding.
The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 1 year of imprisonment and/or a $100,000 fine.
On March 18, 2013, Winter repeatedly punched a woman in the chest and face during an argument, causing contusions, bruises, a bloody nose, a black eye and a nasal fracture.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for February 3, 2014. The defendant remained on bond pending sentencing.