Santee Man Sentenced for Assault With A Dangerous Weapon
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jeremiah Denney, 25, of Santee, Nebraska., was sentenced on February 17, 2012, to 30 months in prison by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, for his conviction of assault with a dangerous weapon. In addition to his prison term, Denney will serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. Denney was further ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,412.56.
On May 22, 2011, Denney went to a residence on the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation. Denney’s girlfriend was present at that location along with other persons. An argument ensued between Denney and his girlfriend. As the argument escalated, Denney pulled out a weapon believed to be a box cutter. The girlfriend was struck in the leg and another male at the residence was cut on the arm. Both the girlfriend and the injured male were taken to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota for treatment of their injuries.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.