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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Aaron Sharpfish, age 21, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on March 5, 2013 and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on November 21, 2011 when Sharpfish hit the victim causing him to fall to the ground. Sharpfish then kicked the victim in the head and face several times causing a fracture to the victim’s eye.

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

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 15, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015