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Martin Man Sentenced for Two Assaults Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Martin, South Dakota, man charged with two separate cases of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on August 17, 2012, by United States District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. On one charge, Everett Libby, age 26, was sentenced to 27 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. On the other charge, Libby was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment to run consecutively to the first sentence and 1 year of supervised release to run concurrently to the first sentence. Libby must also pay $566.12 in restitution to the victim and pay a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Libby was indicted for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury on December 20, 2011, and then for Kidnapping and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury on January 24, 2012.

One charge relates to Libby assaulting a female at Martin, South Dakota, on July 11, 2011. Said assault resulted in the victim receiving serious bodily injuries from being strangled and dragged across broken glass. The other charge relates to Libby assaulting a male at Martin, South Dakota, on November 11, 2011. This assault resulted in the victim having his jaw broken. Libby pled guilty to the charges on May 14, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

Libby was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.

 

 

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