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Mission Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

July 31, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Travis Creig Lewis, a/k/a Travis Farmer, age 19, of Mission, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on July 30, 2012, and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on October 12, 2011, when Lewis was involved in aiding and abetting the beating of a man who was beaten with a bat and shod feet.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for October 22, 2012.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.



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