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McLaughlin Man Sentenced on Assault Charges

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on May 11, 2021, by Judge Charles B. Kornmann, U.S. District Court.

Frank One Feather, Jr., age 32, was sentenced to 60 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 $400.

One Feather was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 10, 2019.  A superseding indictment was filed on July 16, 2020.  He pled guilty on January 13, 2021. 

On November 8, 2019, in McLaughlin, One Feather assaulted two people with a bottle and shod feet after starting an argument.  One Feather knocked out each victim and assaulted them again when they regained consciousness.      

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.   

One Feather was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 14, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime