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Mission Man Sentenced on Assault Charge

March 6, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man charged with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on March 5, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Juan Colombe, age 19, was sentenced to 30 months in custody, 24 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Colombe was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 12, 2011, and pled guilty to the charge on December 12, 2011.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on June 29, 2011, when Colombe entered a residence and struck the victim with an ax handle. The victim fell to the floor and was hit several more times on the head and on his hands as the victim attempted to protect his head with his hands. The victim received 27 stitches to close wounds on his left hand and staples and stitches to close two lacerations on his head.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Colombe was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.




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