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Parmelee Man Sentenced for Assault

July 20, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on July 16, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Adam Poor Bear, age 23, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 21, 2011, in Parmelee when Poor Bear and the victim were together. Poor Bear pulled an air pistol out of his clothing and pushed the barrel of the pistol up against the victim's temple or forehead and indicated he was going to shoot the victim. The air pistol is capable of causing bodily injury, which injury would be particularly dangerous if the air pistol was fired into the victim's temple, eyes, or face.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.

Poor Bear was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.



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