La Plant Man Pleads Guilty To Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Norman Little Shield, Jr., age 21, of La Plant, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 25, 2013 and pled guilty to an Indictment that charged him with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.
The conviction arose from an incident that occurred in July 2012 when Little Shield assaulted an adult male in Cherry Creek, South Dakota.
The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for May 13, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.