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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 13, 2017

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Simple Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Simple Assault was sentenced on November 13, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Carlin Jimi Jewett, Jr., a/k/a Jimmy Jewett, Jr., age 37, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $10. Restitution is being left open for 30 days.

Jewett was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 16, 2017.  He was found guilty on October 12, 2017, after a 2-day trial.

The conviction stems from an incident on March 31, 2017, when the defendant held a pocket knife, with the blade exposed, to the neck of a juvenile female at her home in Timber Lake.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Dewey County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.  Jewett was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated November 13, 2017