United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Brady Paul Makes Room For Them, age 27, of Mission, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 14, 2012, and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.
In the late evening hours of June 10, 2011, sometime around 8 or 9 p.m., Makes Room For Them and his co-defendant began drinking outside an apartment adjacent to the apartment of the victim in St. Francis, South Dakota. Shortly after midnight, the victim stepped outside his apartment and asked the revelers to quiet down as there were children in his home trying to sleep. Makes Room For Them stabbed the victim on the left hand with a pocket knife.
The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for April 30, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.