United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Aberdeen, South Dakota, man has pled guilty to Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.
Katlin Vine Tiger, age 21, appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on July 29, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund may also be ordered.
The conviction stems from an incident on or about the 25th day of August, 2012, when the Defendant and a juvenile male accompanied the victim to a private residence. While they were walking, the Defendant and the juvenile male assaulted the victim by striking him with their fists until he fell to the ground, and then began to kick the victim in the body and head. At the time of the attack, the Defendant was wearing steel-toed boots.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Tiger was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing, which has been set for October 21, 2013.