United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man charged with two counts of Simple Assault was sentenced on April 6, 2012, by United States District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Stephan Michael Randall, a/k/a Stephan Rodriguez, age 21, was sentenced to credit for time served on the first count and one year of probation on the second count. He was also ordered to pay a $20 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Randall was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury on April 19, 2011. The charges relate to assaults on two individuals at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, on August 8, 2010, by Randall and others. A taser gun and bats were used in the assaults. Randall pleaded guilty to the assaults on January 12, 2012.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant United States Attorney Ted McBride prosecuted the case.