Waylon Dean Sioux Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 3, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, WAYLON DEAN SIOUX, a 36-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared for sentencing. SIOUX was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 21 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 2 years
SIOUX was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to assault with a dangerous weapon.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On February 22, 2011, a male individual, identified here as "XX", and a female were walking from Lame Deer to Birney on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. "XX" and the female were dating at that time. While "XX" and the female were walking, SIOUX pulled up next to them in a pick-up truck and told the female to get into the truck. The female refused to get into SIOUX's truck, and kept walking with "XX". SIOUX again pulled up next to them, took out a rifle, aimed it at the victim, and told the female to get into the truck or he was going to shoot the victim. The victim feared that SIOUX was going to shoot him at that time. The female got into SIOUX's truck, and SIOUX drove away.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SIOUX will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SIOUX does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.