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District of South Dakota

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cherry Creek Man Sentenced For Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on June 1, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Joshua Hale, age 24, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Hale was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 9, 2014. He pled guilty to the Indictment on March 26, 2015.

The conviction arose from a February 6, 2014, incident when Hale became upset at the victim for not supporting him and backing him up during an earlier altercation.  Hale assaulted the victim with his fist, striking him several times in the face and head, until the victim was knocked unconscious. As a result of the assault by Hale, the victim received two fractures of his facial bones, and numerous stitches to both the inside and outside of his lip.

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

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

Updated June 22, 2015