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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 3, 2015

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner and Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner and Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on June 22, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Julius Titus, III, age 35, was sentenced to 7 months in custody, followed by 18 months of supervised release, and a $125 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction arose from a June 26, 2014, incident when Titus and his intimate partner got into a verbal argument.  A male victim tried to intervene and Titus became angry, and without just cause or excuse, struck the male victim one time in the face, knocking him out. At that point, Titus’s intimate partner became angry and upset at Titus, who then physically assaulted her by pushing her down and causing her to twist and injure her ankle.

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

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

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Updated July 3, 2015