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Dupree Man Sentenced For First Degree Burglary And Simple Assault

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 convicted of First Degree Burglary and Simple Assault was sentenced on August 5, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

William Vandervier, age 26, was sentenced to 21 months of custody for First Degree Burglary and 6 months of custody for Simple Assault, to run concurrently; 3 years of supervised release; and $110 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Vandervier was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012, and pled guilty to First Degree Burglary and Simple Assault on May 15, 2013.

The conviction arose from an incident that occurred in November of 2011 in Dupree when Vandervier unlawfully entered an occupied structure during the night and assaulted an adult female victim with whom he previously had a relationship.

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

Vandervier was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015