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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

McLaughlin Man Sentenced for Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on December 20, 2016, by U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes.

Sinjin Cameron, age 23, was sentenced to 180 days in custody and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

          Cameron was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 14, 2016.  He pled guilty to a Superseding Information on September 19, 2016.

          The conviction stemmed from an incident on May 27, 2016, when Cameron had an altercation with the victim.  Though the altercation was mutual, Cameron gained the upper-hand and rendered the victim unconscious and while the victim laid on the road, Cameron struck the victim on or about the head, causing minor injury to the victim.

          This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Updated December 21, 2016