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United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender was sentenced on September 4, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Cody Joseph Crazy Bull, age 27, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, 3 years of Supervised Release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Crazy Bull was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2018. He pled guilty on June 12, 2018.
The conviction stems from an incident between October 14, 2017, and October 17, 2017, when Crazy Bull and his dating partner got into an argument and Crazy Bull verbally and physically assaulted her by briefly strangling her, grabbing and twisting her arm, and pulling chunks of her hair out.
At the time of the assault, Crazy Bull had a final conviction on at least two separate prior occasions, for offenses that would have been, if subject to Federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse and intimate partner.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.
Crazy Bull was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.