States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on March 3, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Francisco Maldonado, age 41, was sentenced to 51 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Maldonado was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013. He pled guilty on December 4, 2013.
The conviction stems from an incident on June 9, 2013, when Maldonado was in the company of others, at a rural Todd County home near Antelope. Maldonado struck the victim with a frying pan and a sharp object, causing serious bodily injuries, including several cuts on the victim’s head that required staples, a 1 inch puncture wound to his left forearm, and a 1 ½ inch puncture wound to his right bicep, both of which required sutures.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
Maldonado was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.