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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wanblee Man Sentenced For Assault And Making False Statements

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters was sentenced on May 15, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Robert George Quiver, Jr., age 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 27, 2013, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  The charges related to Quiver and others using a hard blunt object and shod feet to repeatedly strike another male in the head during a fight on October 15, 2012.  As a result of this assault, the victim suffered skull and nasal bone fractures requiring a craniotomy, and he remains permanently injured.  Quiver pled guilty to the Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury charge on February 5, 2014, and has been sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

Quiver was also indicted by a federal grand jury on December 3, 2013, for False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters and Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substances by Fraud.  The charges related to Quiver presenting a false prescription for hydrocodone to a pharmacist at the Indian Health Services Pharmacy in Wanblee on July 11, 2013.  He pled guilty to the False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters charge on February 5, 2014, and was sentenced to time served, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

This case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.

The sentences in each case were ordered to run concurrently. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the cases.  

Quiver was immediately returned to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.                   

Updated June 22, 2015