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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced For Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on July 28, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Marlow Poor Thunder, age 19, was sentenced to 47 months in custody, 2 year of supervised release, $1,135.80 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Poor Thunder was indicted for First Degree Burglary, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014.  He pled guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury on May 12, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 2, 2013, when Poor Thunder assaulted the victim while he was asleep, hitting him with a bat while others assaulted the victim with their fists and a cane.  As a result of Poor Thunder’s actions, the victim suffered a large laceration to his scalp that required staples to repair.
This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marie H. Ruettgers and Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
Poor Thunder was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015