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District of South Dakota

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blackfoot Man Sentenced For Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Blackfoot, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on November 4, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.         

Stewart Bobtail Bear, Sr., age 42, was sentenced to 51 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Bobtail Bear was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013.  He pled guilty on August 2, 2013. 

The conviction stems from an incident occurring on March 24, 2011, when Bobtail Bear was present at a family gathering in Little Eagle.  As the evening progressed, various arguments started between different people at the gathering.  Due to all these arguments, the victim decided to leave.  As the victim was about to enter his car, Bobtail Bear attacked him from behind and struck him in the facial area.  The victim received a broken nose as a result of the attack and was required to have surgery.  The victim also now has a permanent blind spot in his left eye.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case. 

Bobtail Bear was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Updated June 22, 2015