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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

White River Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Theodore Larvie, age 23, of White River, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 16, 2013, and pled guilty to Count I of the Indictment that charged him with Assault With a Dangerous Weapon. 
         
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation.  Restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund may also be ordered. 

The conviction stems from an incident on November 8, 2012.  Larvie jumped on the victim’s back, biting him on the arm and taking him to the ground.  During the altercation, Larvie also stabbed the victim several times with a knife.  The victim received treatment at the Jones County Hospital in Murdo for his stab wounds.
         
The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case. 
         
Larvie was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing, which has been set for December 2, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015