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Mission Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender was sentenced on July 8, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jodie Brave, a/k/a Jody Brave, age 48, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Brave was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2018.  He pled guilty on January 23, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on June 29, 2018, wherein Brave assaulted his domestic partner at their home in Mission.  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 for a prior conviction for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender. 

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.

Updated July 8, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime