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Texas Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Jewett, Texas, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on March 14, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Bobby Wayne Thomas, age 27, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Thomas was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon by a federal grand jury on November 17, 2010. The charge relates to Thomas assaulting another male with a knife at Upper Swift Bear Housing Community in Mellette County on November 15, 2010. He pled guilty to the charge on December 20, 2010.

This case was investigated by the FBI and Rosebud Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Thomas was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.


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