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Cherry Creek Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

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 with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on January 22, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

William Z. Mexican, age 21, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 2 years of Supervised Release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Mexican was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon by a federal grand jury on October 22, 2013. He pled guilty on December 12, 2013.

Mexican’s conviction was the result of an incident on August 20, 2013, in Cherry Creek, when he got into an altercation with two other individuals. Mexican pulled a hunting knife and tried to stab the victim, with the intent to do bodily harm.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015