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Manderson Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Manderson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on July 28, 2021, by Judge Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court.

Jon Cole Clifford, age 35, was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison with credit for time served, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Clifford was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury in December 2019.  He pleaded guilty on April 30, 2021.

The conviction stems from Clifford stabbing his brother in July 2019, during an argument near Manderson.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama prosecuted the case.


Updated August 4, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime