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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dupree Man Sentenced For Striking, Beating Or Wounding And Simple Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man has pled guilty to Assault by Striking, Beating or Wounding and Simple Assault and was sentenced on October 22, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno
Jeryn Big Eagle, age 37, was sentenced to one year probation on each count, home confinement for 60 days, and a $20 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

The conviction stems from an incident that occurred on July 29, 2011, when Big Eagle consumed several alcoholic beverages over the course of the evening and became upset after he heard reports pertaining to his sister and the victim.  Later in the evening, Big Eagle saw the victim standing on a street in Cherry Creek, approached him, and an argument ensued.  At some point during the argument, Big Eagle struck the victim in the head, chest and abdomen.
The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case. 

Updated June 22, 2015