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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mission Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting was sentenced on June 1, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

James Dean Iron Ring, age 25, was sentenced to 19 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $661.25 in restitution.

On May 12, 2015, Iron Ring was indicted by Superseding Indictment for Discharge of a Firearm During Crime of Violence, and five counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting.  He pled guilty on March 14, 2016, to one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting.

On the evening of February 27, 2015, Iron Ring drove to Sunrise Apartments in Mission, with Richard Fool Bull and a juvenile.  Iron Ring and the juvenile remained in the vehicle while Fool Bull approached the apartment.  Fool Bull stood outside of the apartment and discharged a firearm eight times into the apartment.  Iron Ring then drove Fool Bull and the juvenile away from the apartments.

Five individuals were inside of the apartment at the time of the shooting.  One of the bullets grazed one victim’s arm. 

Previously, Fool Bull pled guilty to two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aiding and Abetting, one count of Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition, and two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  On March 28, 2016, Fool Bull was sentenced to 117 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, $500 in special assessments to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $661.25 in restitution.

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

Iron Ring was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Violent Crime
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Updated June 5, 2016