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Harrold Man Sentenced for Assault

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Harrold, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner was sentenced on November 29, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Ervin Yellow Robe, age 41, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Yellow Robe was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 14, 2020.  He pled guilty on July 29, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on March 1, 2020, in Big Bend, South Dakota, wherein Yellow Robe assaulted his intimate partner, breaking her nose.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.  

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

Updated December 1, 2021

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