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Press Release

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Simple Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that John Maynard, a 51-year-old non-Indian man from Eagle Butte, South Dakota, pled guilty to Simple Assault and was sentenced on August 13, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Maynard was sentenced to 6 months in custody and a $10 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction relates to a July 2013 incident in which Maynard committed a simple assault upon a Native American woman by hitting her with a closed fist at her residence in Eagle Butte.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division and the Ziebach County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case. 

Maynard was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015