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Dupree Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on January 4, 2017, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.


Kelly Gene Clown, age 41, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.


Clown was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2016, for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon. He pled guilty to Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding on October 4, 2016.


The conviction stemmed from an incident that took place near Thunder Butte on May 23, 2015, when Clown assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him in the face.


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


Clown was ordered to self-report to the U.S. Marshals Service by January 20, 2017, to begin serving his sentence.

Updated January 6, 2017

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