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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on May 13, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Leon Farlee, age 40, was sentenced to 60 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, $127,716.74 in restitution, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Farlee was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2012. He was convicted following a jury trial in Pierre on February 22, 2013. The conviction arose out of an unlawful assault that occurred in Eagle Butte in March 2012, when the defendant assaulted a 62-year-old man from Dupree, by hitting and kicking him with cowboy boots, which caused serious bodily injury to the victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson. Farlee was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015