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Friday, February 6, 2015

Mission Man Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding was sentenced on February 5, 2015, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Joseph Lambert, age 27, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and a special assessment of $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Lambert was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 13, 2014.  He pled guilty on December 5, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident on April 23, 2014, when Lambert had an argument with his girlfriend and the mother of his two children.  While arguing, the victim threw a cup at Lambert and Lambert grabbed the victim from behind, wrapped his arms around her upper body, and assaulted her.  The victim bit his arm, he released her and she fled the residence.

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

Updated June 22, 2015