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Mission Man Sentenced for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon

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 With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on October 21, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Francis Dog Soldier, age 37, was sentenced to 40 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 $100.

Dog Soldier was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 11, 2018.  He pled guilty on July 22, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on the evening of May 4, 2018, in Rosebud, South Dakota.  On that date, Dog Soldier was drinking and socializing with a group of individuals at the victim’s residence.  At one point, Dog Soldier and the victim got into an argument.  Dog Soldier then assaulted the victim and kicked him multiple times in the chest and face with shod feet.  Dog Soldier then fled the area, and was apprehended a short time later by law enforcement near Okreek, South Dakota.

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

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

Updated October 27, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime