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Mission Man Guilty of Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender

January 8, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Willard Lynn Dorian, Jr., age 36, of Mission, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 8, 2013, 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.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 3, 2011, when Dorian assaulted his domestic partner causing her bodily injury.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Dorian was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.



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