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Press Release

Cherry Creek Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on September 24, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Dana Marshall, age 32, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Marshall was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2018.  He pled guilty on June 25, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on December 11, 2017, when Marshall had been drinking and became upset with two individuals and grabbed a wooden rod which was wrapped in black electrical tape, with a knife blade attached on one end by a hose clamp.  Marshall struck the first victim in the face with the wooden rod.  He also kicked her.  When the second victim attempted to intervene, Marshall shoved the first victim down, and turned on the second victim.  Marshall then started to hit the second victim with the wooden rod, and also kicked her.  Marshall was holding the second victim against the wall hitting her.  Marshall held the stick and began jabbing the second victim with the end of the wooden rod with the knife on it.  He would not let either victim leave the room.  Other people in the house contacted law enforcement.   When law enforcement arrived, both victims were covered with blood, and there was also blood on the walls and the bed.  Both victims with were taken by ambulance to the hospital and received medical attention.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Updated September 26, 2018

Topics
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime