Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on May 14, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Isiah Mesteth, age 23, was sentenced to 72 months of imprisonment; 2 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Mesteth was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 18, 2012 and pled guilty to the above offense on February 5, 2013.
The charge stems from an incident wherein Mesteth, on October 4, 2011, assaulted his significant other during an argument. Mesteth hit and kicked her in the face and body several times, causing her nose and lips to bleed, as well as bruising and swelling to her face and arms. He also sexually assaulted her in a manner that caused extreme physical pain.
The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.
Mesteth was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.