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Eagle Butte Man Convicted of Assaults

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Phillip Mound, age 26, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, was found guilty of Simple Assault and Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding, as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota. 

The Simple Assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in custody and/or a $5,000 fine, a $10.00 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution.  The Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding charge carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine; 1 year of supervised release, a violation of the condition of his supervision could result in 1 year of additional incarceration on any such revocation; a $25.00 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund; and restitution.  

Mound was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2016. 

The conviction stems from an incident on October 18, 2016, when Mound threw two objects at his intimate partner, striking her in the face, causing blindness to her right eye.

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

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for January 22, 2018.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated November 6, 2017

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