United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wood, South Dakota, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on March 26, 2012, by United States District Judge
Roberto A. Lange. Eli Henry Siers, age 33, was sentenced to 84 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Siers was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 20, 2011, and pled guilty to the charge on January 4, 2012.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on September 11, 2011, near Mission, South Dakota, when Siers confronted a man with whom he was feuding. Siers pursued the man, pointed a pistol at the man, informed the man he was going to die, and also hit the man in the head with the pistol. The pistol was not fired.
The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.
Siers was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.