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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating, And Wounding

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

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on March 23, 2015, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Joshua Heideman, age 21, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Heideman 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 Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding on January 26, 2015.

The conviction arose from a July 2014 incident in Eagle Butte, in which Heideman assaulted a victim by striking, beating, and wounding him.            

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

Updated June 22, 2015