McLaughlin Man Sentenced on Assault Charge
605-343-2913 ext. 2101
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man
charged with Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on January 3,
2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Roland Joseph
Thundershield, age 39, was sentenced to 37 months in custody, 3 years of
supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
Thundershield was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2012. He
pled guilty to the indictment in October 2012. The conviction stems from an
incident in January 2011 when Thundershield assaulted the victim with a box
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley.
Thundershield was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.