Rosebud man pleads guilty to Assault Charge
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Ruben Justin Flores, age 20, of Rosebud, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on May 2, 2011, and pled guilty to Count II of the indictment that charged him with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Aiding & Abetting. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment.
The charge stems from the assault of a Todd County man in July 2010. In the early morning hours, the victim was walking in Mission and was randomly attacked by three men. As a result of the assault, the victim suffered two fractures to his jaw, requiring it to be wired shut for several weeks. In addition, he suffered multiple bruises and abrasions to his arms and legs and had to have an endotracheal tube placed due to a compromised airway.
The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 21, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing .