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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Assault Of A Spouse And A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse and Intimate Partner and Assault of a Minor Under the Age of 16 was sentenced on July 1, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Glenn Tisdall, age 48, was sentenced to 15 months of custody on the Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury charge, and 12 months of custody on the Assault of a Minor charge.  The sentences are to run concurrently.  Tisdall was also sentenced to 2 years of supervised release and a $125 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 
Tisdall was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 15, 2014.  He pled guilty on April 10, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident on October 24, 2013, when Tisdall got upset with his spouse.  He grabbed her by the hair and began slapping her in the face.  The juvenile victim came out of his bedroom to assist his mother.  Tisdall grabbed the juvenile’s shirt and then his jaw, and pushed him against the bathroom door frame.

Tisdall became increasingly angry.  He grabbed his wife by both her ears, pinned her on the couch, and head butted her in the forehead and face. Tisdall also pulled a multi-tool from his pocket and held it under her chin threatening her. 

In an attempt to again protect his mother, the juvenile male grabbed Tisdall around the waist and tried to pull him off of his mother.  Tisdall then turned to the young male, grabbed him around the neck with both hands and dug his nails into his neck while squeezing.  Eventually, Tisdall released him and the two victims were able to get away.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Law Enforcement Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.
Tisdall was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015