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

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on January 7, 2013, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Vinney Farmer, age 25, was sentenced to 33 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, $2,691.66 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on February 21, 2012, when Farmer picked up the victim, a child, up under her armpits, brought her up to his eye level, and threw her straight down to the floor. The victim suffered two broken femurs.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Farmer was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015