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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 Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on June 20, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Randy Little Shield, age 25, was sentenced to 41 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Little Shield was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 21, 2016.  He pled guilty on April 4, 2016.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on October 8, 2015, at Cherry Creek, when a verbal exchange between the victim and Little Shield’s girlfriend quickly turned physical.  At some point, Little Shield’s girlfriend had the upper hand and was the only one landing any blows.  The fight moved around the car from the passenger side to the driver's side.  Little Shield ran to his uncle's house and returned with a baseball bat.  He took a full swing with the bat and hit the victim in the midsection/ribs with the bat.  He then stepped back, took another swing, and hit her in the leg/knee with the bat.  A bystander grabbed a board and used it to fend off Little Shield.  At that point, the two groups separated and the police were called.

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

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

Updated June 21, 2016

Violent Crime