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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man charged with Simple Assault pled guilty and was sentenced on May 17, 2018, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Sven Dyda, age 38, was sentenced to time served (30 days) in custody,  and ordered to pay $10 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on September 2, 2017, when an officer with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services was dispatched to a possible domestic violence situation in Eagle Butte. The officer responded and observed three individuals standing outside the residence.  One was a white male, later identified as Dyda.  The other two were Native American females, including the victim, standing away from Dyda.

The officer approached the residence and spoke with the victim, who advised she had been hit and shoved to the ground by Dyda when attempting to intervene between Dyda and the other female as they were arguing, and Dyda committed simple assault in the process. 

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges. 

Updated May 18, 2018

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