United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender was sentenced on May 12, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Fabian McCloskey, age 39, was sentenced to 37 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
McCloskey was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 10, 2013. He pled guilty on February 11, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident on November 29, 2013, when McCloskey was at a family member’s home where the victim and her children were staying during the Thanksgiving holiday. McCloskey asked the victim to sit with him in another room. When she refused, he struck her several times in the face, then pulled the victim toward him by her hair, and drove his knee toward the victim’s head, striking her several times. As a result, the victim suffered minor injuries to her face, including several welts to her forehead and cuts to her lips and the inside of her mouth.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers prosecuted the case.
McCloskey was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.