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Parmelee Man Pled guilty to Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender

December 5, 2012
Contact: Ace Crawford
Public Information Officer
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Alvin Joseph Running Horse, age 34, of Parmelee, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on December 3, 2012, and pled guilty to Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on December 27, 2011, when Running Horse assaulted his domestic partner by pulling her hair and hitting her in the chest twice with his fist.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers. Running Horse was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.



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