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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on May 4, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Kenny Fiddler, age 34, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Fiddler was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 9, 2014, and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on March 3, 2015.

The conviction arose from an August 23, 2014, incident in Eagle Butte, when Fiddler took a folding knife, put the blade to the back of the victim’s neck and threatened to do bodily harm to the victim, an adult male.
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.     

Updated June 22, 2015