United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Aberdeen, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on November 4, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.
Katlin Vine Tiger, age 22, was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Tiger was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2012. He pled guilty on July 29, 2013.
The conviction stems from an incident occurring on August 25, 2012, when Tiger and another person accompanied the victim to a private residence. While they were walking, Tiger and the other male assaulted the victim with their fists until he fell to the ground. Once the victim fell to the ground, they began kicking him about the head and body. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered a severe concussion, loss of consciousness, and facial bruising. At the time of the attack, Tiger 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 prosecuted the case.
Tiger was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.