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Monday, December 12, 2016

Mission Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender was sentenced on December 6, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jodie Brave, age 46, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

Brave was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 21, 2016.  He pled guilty on September 14, 2016. 

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on December 1, 2015, wherein Brave assaulted his son at their home in Mission.  Brave had been drinking and got in an argument with his domestic partner.  At some point Brave began assaulting his domestic partner, and Brave’s son tried to intervene and stop the assault.  Brave retaliated by pushing his son to the floor.  At the time of this incident, Brave had two prior convictions in Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court for Domestic Abuse, and was on federal supervised release. 

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

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated December 12, 2016