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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dupree Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Aiding And Abetting

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting was sentenced on March 23, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Todd Johns, age 26, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Johns was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 16, 2014, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. He pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting on January 6, 2015.

The conviction arose from a July 2014 incident in Eagle Butte, in which Johns and two others assaulted a victim with shod feet, metal crutches, and wooden clubs, with intent to do bodily harm.
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Johns was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015