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Kyle Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Charles Gay, age 21, was sentenced on August 14, 2018, to 1 year and 1 day in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Gay was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury in March 2017.  The charge related to Gay throwing a television and hitting the victim in the head on October 10, 2015, in Kyle.  Gay later went back and stabbed the same victim.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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

Updated August 20, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime