United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on August 1, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Victor Theodore Clairmont, age 19, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Clairmont was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 8, 2011. On the evening of December 31, 2010, Clairmont was intoxicated and being disruptive while he was a guest at another person's home. The victim met Clairmont in a back room and asked him to leave. Clairmont swung at the victim, knocking him to the floor. The victim felt himself getting hit with something hard. Clairmont was striking the victim with a knife. The victim received 4 stab wounds to his head. Clairmont pled guilty to the charge on May 3, 2011.
This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
Clairmont was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.