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Mission Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

May 9, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on May 9, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Eric R. Roubideaux, age 38, was sentenced to 41 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Roubideaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 11, 2011. On the evening of September 30, 2010, Roubideaux and the victim were drinking and arguing when Roubideaux became agitated and knowingly assaulted the victim with a bat. During part of the assault, the victim was lying on her side on the ground and raised her forearm to block blows directed towards her upper torso and head. Roubideaux swung the bat, struck the victim’s arm, and broke her forearm and hit her in the head. She suffered head trauma, a scalp laceration, and was bleeding from the injuries she suffered. Roubideaux pled guilty to the charge on February 14, 2011.

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

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



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