United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding and Witness Tampering was sentenced on October 23, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Edward Leon Wilson, a/k/a Eddie Wilson, age 37, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $125.
Wilson was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2018. He pled guilty on July 31, 2019.
The conviction for Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding stemmed from an incident that occurred in Mission on September 16, 2018. On that date, Wilson and the victim got into an argument at the residence they shared. The argument became physical and Wilson struck the victim.
The conviction for Witness Tampering stemmed from conduct that occurred after Wilson made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court. Between December 2018 and June 2019, Wilson repeatedly contacted the victim and asked her to change her description of the September 16, 2018, incident and further asked that she to refuse to testify against him.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.
Wilson was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.