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Mobridge Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner was sentenced on July 6, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Tracy Peters, age 51, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Peters was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2016. He pled guilty on April 17, 2017.

The conviction stems from an incident on November 3, 2016. Tracy Peters went with his girlfriend to the Legion Club and the Golden Rule Bar in Eagle Butte to drink and socialize. Both of them became extremely intoxicated. After leaving the bar, they returned to the Cheyenne River Motel where Peters was living. The two of them began arguing before they got back to the motel. While she was still in the car, Peters struck the victim in the face. The victim sustained substantial cuts to her face that required stitches.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 7, 2017

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