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

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

St. Francis Man Charged And Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating, And Wounding

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding has pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced on July 12, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno. 

Andre DeShazier, age 55, was sentenced to 1 year probation and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 4, 2013, when DeShazier punched the victim in the head.

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

Updated June 22, 2015