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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Simple Assault and Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding, was sentenced on January 22, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Phillip Mound, age 26, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $35.

Mound was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2016.  He was found guilty by a jury of simple assault and assault by striking, beating and wounding on November 2, 2017,

The conviction stemmed from an incident on October 18, 2016, when Mound assaulted his girlfriend after getting into an argument with her.

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

Mound was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated January 30, 2018