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Dupree Man Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man charged with Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced on August 26, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Lester Delbert Clown, age 31, was sentenced to 1 year in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on December 11, 2013, at No Heart Housing near Eagle Butte, when Clown and the victim got into a verbal argument. The argument escalated and Clown assaulted the victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.  Clown was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015