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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assaulting Man with Tire Iron

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on June 5, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Curtis Grant Thompson, Jr., age 30, was sentenced to 33 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, $115 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Thompson was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2011. The conviction arose out of an October 14, 2011, incident in which Thompson retrieved a tire iron from a vehicle and assaulted the victim, hitting him several times in the back and head with the tire iron. Thompson pled guilty on March 14, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Thompson was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.



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