Cherry Creek Man Pleads Guilty To Assault
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Joshua Hale, age 22, of Cherry Creek, South Dakota, appeared before US Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 18, 2013, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 6 months in custody, a $5,000 fine, restitution, and a $10 special assessment.
The conviction arose from an incident that occurred in July 2012 when Hale assaulted an adult male in Cherry Creek, South Dakota.
The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Mikal Hanson.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for April 9, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.