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Mission Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on March 15, 2019, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Franklin Jones, age 37, was sentenced to 9 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2018.  He pled guilty on January 18, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 1, 2018, wherein Jones assaulted his domestic partner, by hitting her in the leg with a chair.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated March 18, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime