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Porcupine Man Sentenced for Stabbing a Man

May 14, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on May 3, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, United States District Court.

Lucas J. Tail, age 19, was sentenced to time served and 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

In June 2012, at Pine Ridge, Tail stabbed a man with a knife, causing him extreme pain and injuries to his sternum, left shoulder, and back. Tail pleaded guilty on December 5, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.



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