Bullhead Man Pleads Guilty To Two Counts Of Domestic Assault By An Habitual Offender
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Derek Archambault, age 31, of Bullhead, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on September 23, 2013, and pled guilty to two counts of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund may also be ordered on each count.
The conviction stems from an incident on May 20, 2010, when the Defendant assaulted the victim by hitting her in the face causing her mouth to be swollen and bruised, with cuts on her lips. At the time of the assault, Archambault had a final conviction on at least two separate prior occasions for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse and intimate partner.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Archambault was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing which has been set for December 30, 2013.