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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on February 10, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Lawrence Mexican, age 23, was sentenced to 42 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Mexican was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 16, 2014, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. He pled guilty to the Assault with a Dangerous Weapon charge on November 18, 2014.

The conviction arose from a July 2014 incident in Eagle Butte, in which Mexican and two others unlawfully assaulted a victim with shod feet, metal crutches, and wooden clubs, with intent to do bodily harm to the victim.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Mexican was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015