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Oglala Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

June 16, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Tristan Yellow Horse, age 25, of Oglala, appeared before US District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on June 16, 2011, and pled guilty to a charge of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In November 2010, near Oglala, Yellow Horse helped to assault another man by kicking him in the head and punching him in the face, causing nasal and rib fractures. The investigation was conducted by the FBI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Sarah B. Collins.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.




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