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District of South Dakota

Friday, July 15, 2016

Little Eagle Man Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse, Intimate Partner, or Dating Partner was sentenced on July 11, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Patrick Demarrias, age 31, was sentenced to 14 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Demarrias was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 10, 2015.  He pled guilty on April 14, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on February 4, 2015, when Demarrias came home intoxicated, following an evening of drinking with his ex-girlfriend.  The victim became angry that Demarrias was out drinking with another woman, while the couple’s child was in need of diapers and formula.  Demarrias and the victim began to argue, which escalated into Demarrias physically assaulting her, in the presence of the couple’s young child.  As a result of the assault, the victim sustained multiple cuts, bruises, scrapes, and abrasions.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Violent Crime
Updated July 15, 2016