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Cherry Creek Man Sentenced For Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding was sentenced on May 13, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Joshua Hale, age 22, was sentenced to 5 months in custody and a $10 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Hale was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012 for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. He pled guilty to Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding on January 18, 2013.

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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.

Hale was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015