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Little Eagle Man Sentenced For Domestic Assault By Habitual Offender

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

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle man convicted of Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender was sentenced on January 4, 2013, by US District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Arthur Taken Alive, age 45, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 4 years of supervised release, $1,987.04 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment. 

Taken Alive was indicted for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender on August 22, 2011. He pled guilty to Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender on August 13, 2012.

The conviction arose from a May 2011 incident in which Taken Alive assaulted a male victim by striking the victim in the face with his fist. Prior to this incident, Taken Alive had been convicted, at least twice, in tribal court for domestic violence.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant US Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case. 

Taken Alive was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015