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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mission Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on June 14, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Reuben One Star, age 26, was sentenced to 46 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution which will be determined at a later date.

One Star was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2015.  He pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on March 8, 2016.

On October 12, 2015, the victim was at his home in Mission.  One Star, his girlfriend, and two other individuals came to the victim’s house.  One Star was intoxicated when he arrived.  One Star began to argue with his girlfriend and he became aggressive toward her.  One of the other individuals at the victim's house intervened in the argument and began to fight with One Star.  Eventually, One Star walked out of the back door of the home.  The two individuals left and they took One Star’s girlfriend with them.

One Star came back into the home and hit the victim across the face with a crow bar.  The victim was knocked unconscious.  The victim had a broken nose, a fractured upper jaw, and substantial facial lacerations.  The victim required reconstructive surgery for the injuries to his nose.  There was also a contusion in the shape of a crow bar on the victim's abdomen.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Updated June 21, 2016