United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Manderson, South Dakota, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on June 3, 2011, by Chief United States District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Hermis Earl Janis, Jr., a/k/a Hermis Earl Tall, Jr., age 20, was sentenced to 30 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Janis was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon by a federal grand jury on June 23, 2009. On April 9, 2009, at Manderson, Janis stabbed another man in the head several times with a sharp-edged metal object. The victim suffered three gashes which required stitches. Janis pled guilty to the charge on March 18, 2011.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Britt Haxton prosecuted the case.
Janis was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.