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Rosebud Man Sentenced on Assault Charge

July 21, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud man charged with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on July 21, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Ruben Justin Flores, age 20, was sentenced to 33 months in custody and three years of supervised release.

Flores was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2010. The charge stems from the assault of a Todd County man in July 2010. The victim was randomly attacked by the defendant and two other individuals. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered two fractures to his jaw, requiring it to be wired shut for several weeks, along with multiple bruises and abrasions to his arms, legs and the placement of an endotracheal tube due to a compromised airway. Flores plead guilty to the charge on May 2, 2011.

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Flores was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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