United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault by Striking, Beating or Wounding was sentenced on March 27, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Clint A. Marshall, age 44, was sentenced on Count 1 to 51 months in custody, 3 years’ supervised release, a $100.00 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $69,805.49 restitution; and was sentenced on Count 2 to 12 months in custody, 1 year supervised release, and a $25.00 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. The custody time was ordered to run consecutively.
On October 10, 2015, Marshall was consuming alcohol at a trailer he was renting with his girlfriend in Oglala. Marshall and his girlfriend got into a verbal argument that turned into a physical altercation. Marshall intentionally pushed her and assaulted her using his hands. She left the trailer and the area for a short period of time.
When she returned, there was a white vehicle and two women outside the trailer. Marshall was also outside and approached his girlfriend. Marshall still appeared angry from the earlier fight with her. The two women got back into their vehicle and indicated to Marshall’s girlfriend that she could get in. Before getting into the car, she threw her car keys at Marshall. She got into the back seat of the vehicle. Marshall then picked up the car keys, got in his girlfriend’s car, and began following the white vehicle with the three women in it.
Marshall followed the white vehicle, increasing his speed and driving erratically. Using the vehicle he was driving, Marshall rammed the rear portion of the white vehicle. That strike caused the white vehicle to slide off the highway and roll over, ultimately coming to rest back on its wheels in a field.
All three women sustained injuries from the crash. One had to be removed from the vehicle with specialized equipment. She is paralyzed in all of her limbs as a result of the crash, and requires full-time medical care in a specialized facility.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.
Marshall was immediately returned to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.