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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on October 27, 2014, by U.S. Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Mark Antoine, age 23, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Antoine was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury on December 10, 2013.  He pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on July 27, 2014.
         
On October 29, 2013, Antoine was at a home on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and got upset at his relative, the victim.  Antoine assaulted the victim, including knocking her down, attempted to choke her, and he also menaced her with an object.  While the victim was on the floor, he slammed an item, presumably a can, against the floor next to her head.  When the victim got up, Antoine pushed her onto a couch and menaced her with a screw driver, stabbing the screw driver into the couch next to her body.  Antoine also kicked the victim in the chest while wearing shoes.  The victim tried to call police for help, but Antoine broke the phone.
         
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
         
Antoine was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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