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Press Release

Dewey County Man Sentenced For Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dewey County man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on May 13, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Norman Little Shield, Jr., age 21, was sentenced to 27 months of custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Little Shield, Jr., was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012 for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. He pled guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury on February 25, 2013.

The conviction arose from an incident that occurred in July 2012 when Little Shield, Jr., assaulted an adult male in Cherry Creek, South Dakota.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.

Little Shield, Jr., was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015