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Marty 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 Marty, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on September 14, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Gordon Primeaux, age 63, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Primeaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 6, 2020.  He pled guilty on June 10, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on or about August 22, 2020, when Primeaux stabbed the victim with a knife three times, with intent to do bodily harm to the victim. 

This case was investigated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

Primeaux was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.



Updated September 18, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime