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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on October 23, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Jacob Lee, age 30, was sentenced to 350 days in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Lee was indicted for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014.  He pled guilty to Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding on August 19, 2014.
         
On February 8, 2014, Lee and the victim were at an apartment in Mission, and an argument ensued where Lee pulled the victim’s hair and hit her.  The victim had swollen lips and suffered other injuries during the assault.  Prior to the assault, Lee and the victim were intimate and dating partners.
         
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
         
Lee was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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