United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender and Child Abuse was sentenced on June 30, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Anthony Comes Flying, a/k/a Anthony Miller, age 29, was sentenced to 33 months of custody for the domestic assault charge, and 33 months of custody for the child abuse charge. The sentences are to be served concurrently. Miller was also sentenced to 2 years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Miller was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 15, 2014. He pled guilty on March 24, 2014.
The convictions stem from an incident on January 4, 2014, when law enforcement was summoned to the Defendant’s home after he assaulted his girlfriend and their children. The assault began after the female victim took the babysitter home. When she arrived back home, Miller was not there, and she found their toddler and infant sons, alone and crying. Miller arrived home a short time later. He was upset and began hitting and kicking the victim with his fist and boots on her head and body. Miller also hit the two boys in the body and head. After hitting the victim and their children, Miller retrieved a kitchen knife and threatened to kill them and then himself. The victim kept trying to protect her children and was yelling at Miller to stop.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Law Enforcement Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.
Miller was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.