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

Friday, August 16, 2013

Harrold Man Pleads Guilty And Is Sentenced For Simple Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Thomas Morgan, age 38, of Harrold, South Dakota, has pled guilty to an Information that charged him with Simple Assault and Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding. 

Morgan was sentenced on August 13, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno to 6 months of imprisonment on each count to be served consecutively, for a total custody sentence of 12 months; $528 in restitution; and a $20 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

The charges stem from an incident occurring on August 17, 2012, when several individuals ended up at Morgan’s home following a disagreement.  Additional arguments ensued and Morgan got into his car and hit the victim with his vehicle.  The victim hit the hood of Morgan’s car but was not seriously injured.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case. 

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

Updated June 22, 2015