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Corson County Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Adrian Bryce Spotted Horse, Sr., age 39, of Wakpala, South Dakota, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for his conviction of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender. 

U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann pronounced the sentence in federal court in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Spotted Horse was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his release from prison and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

According to court filings, Spotted Horse unlawfully committed a domestic assault upon his domestic partner, when at the time of the assault he had a final conviction on at least two separate prior occasions, for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse or an intimate partner.  As a result of Spotted Horse’s criminal conduct, the victim sustained injuries and received medical treatment.  This assault took place in March 2018.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.   

Spotted Horse was immediately remanded to custody to continue serving his sentence.

Updated September 26, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice