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Mission Man Sentenced on Assault Charge

June 19, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission man charged with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on June 18, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Clayton Paul High Pipe, Jr., age 23, was sentenced to 63 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, $756.31 restitution, and a $100 assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident in July 2010 when, while walking in Mission, High Pipe and two other individuals randomly attacked the victim. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered two fractures to his jaw, multiple bruises and abrasions to his arms and legs, and had to have an endotracheal tube placed due to a compromised airway. High Pipe pled guilty to the charge in March 2012.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.

High Pipe was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal to begin serving his sentence.



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