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Man from Pine Ridge Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assaults

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation, two counts of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse, Intimate Partner, or Dating Partner was sentenced by Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Judge.

Dallas Yellow Shield Condon, age 25, was sentenced for the charges on October 1, 2020.  On each charge he received 57 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  It was further ordered that the time in federal prison and supervised release run concurrently. 

Yellow Shield Condon was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2018.  On July 20, 2015, Yellow Shield Condon assaulted his sister in the face with his fist.  She sustained maxillary sinus and orbital basement fractures.  Following this assault in Pine Ridge, Yellow Shield Condon traveled to Wounded Knee and assaulted his dating partner by strangling her with his hands to the point of her losing consciousness.  When she started to regain consciousness, Yellow Shield Condon physically assaulted her in the face, chest, and abdomen. 

On October 28, 2015, just three months after the initial assaults, Yellow Shield Condon assaulted his dating partner multiple times with a closed fist injuring her face and nose.  In October 2016, Yellow Shield Condon assaulted his dating partner in Pine Ridge by striking her in the face repeatedly.  The victim’s nose was fractured, requiring surgical intervention.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Yellow Shield Condon was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 7, 2020

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