United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on April 11, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Francis Joseph Farmer, age 36, was sentenced to 32 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Farmer was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011, and pled guilty to the charge on January 19, 2012.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on September 25, 2011, when Farmer assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking her in the face while wearing leather boots.
The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.
Farmer was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.