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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 June 6, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Christofer Sand, age 18, 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 Fund.

Sand was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 10, 2015.  He pled guilty on January 20, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on August 10, 2015, when Sand, who was at his residence with other people, drinking, socializing, and playing video games, got angry at the victim and stabbed him three times in the chest, and one time on his side under his left arm.  The victim had difficulty breathing, but was able to walk to a friend’s house where he collapsed.

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

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

Updated June 8, 2016

Violent Crime