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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 convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding, and Simple Assault was sentenced on July 8, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jared Bourland, age 38, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $2,137.80 in restitution and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bourland was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2017.  He was found guilty by a jury trial on April 26, 2019.

The convictions stem from incidents on December 28, 2016, and December 29, 2016, when law enforcement was doing a welfare check at the Bourland residence based on a call from Bourland’s mother-in-law.  When law enforcement arrived, the victim was upset and crying.  The victim left the residence with law enforcement.  Later that night, the victim disclosed that over the past two days, she had been strangled, kicked, and punched by Bourland.  She was transported to the Indian Health Services where she was treated for her injuries.

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

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

Updated July 12, 2019

Topics
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime