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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 Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on April 25, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Emmet Bruguier, Jr., age 43, was sentenced to 33 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Funds.

Bruguier was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 11, 2015.  He pled guilty on February 8, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on or about June 10, 2015, when Bruguier exited a building and approached the victim who was standing outside of the building.   The victim took his jacket off and squared off with Bruguier.  At that point, Bruguier brandished a box cutter.  The victim attempted to run away from Bruguier, but Bruguier swung the box cutter in a downward motion, making contact with the victim’s back.  As a result, the victim sustained a cut near his left shoulder and another near his lower back.

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

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

Updated April 29, 2016

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