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McLaughlin Man Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

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

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on April 27, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Brett Claymore, age 22, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Claymore was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 17, 2014.  He pled guilty on November 3, 2014.

On June 15, 2014, a Corson County Sheriff’s Deputy was attempting to detain the driver of a four-wheeler in McLaughlin.  The driver fled and ran into a private residence, where he was eventually taken into custody.  At the time of the incident, three other people, including Claymore, were in the living room of the residence. The deputy instructed the group of people to sit on the floor, and two of them complied, but Claymore refused.  The deputy tried to detain Claymore, who pulled his arm away and pushed his left elbow into the deputy’s chest. The two began to scuffle, but the deputy broke free and handcuffed Claymore.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Claymore is to self-report to the U.S. Marshals Service by May 12, 2015.

Updated June 22, 2015