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Mission Man Sentenced for Assault

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding was sentenced on March 29, 2021, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Nicholas Miles Ten Fingers, age 27, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison, one year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Ten Fingers was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 9, 2020.  He pled guilty on January 28, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 25, 2019, in Todd County, South Dakota.  On that date, Ten Fingers cut a man with a knife.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 5, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime