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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rosebud Man Charged With Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jason Riley, age 36, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on November 19, 2013, and pled guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

On October 13, 2010, Jason Riley was at the Sicangu Village Housing on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.  The victim approached Riley and asked for a cigarette.  A verbal disagreement ensued and Riley struck the victim in the face and kicked the victim with shod feet while the victim was on the ground.  The victim suffered multiple abrasions, soft tissue bruising, and a nose bone fracture.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for February 10, 2014.  Riley was released pending sentencing.                            

Updated June 22, 2015