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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 19, 2017

Mission Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on May 16, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Justin H. Black Moon, age 27, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Black Moon was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2016. He pled guilty on February 21, 2017.

The conviction stems from an incident that occurred on October 15, 2016, wherein Black Moon was confronted by a man at a public event in Rosebud, South Dakota. Black Moon assaulted and repeatedly struck the man, causing nasal and orbital bone fractures, which required hospitalization.

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

Black Moon was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated May 19, 2017