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Press Release

Oglala Man Sentenced For Simple Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Oglala, South Dakota, man convicted of Simple Assault was sentenced on September 25, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy.

Leon Eagle, age 21, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and ordered to pay a $10 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Eagle was indicted for Felony Child Abuse and Neglect by a federal grand jury on March 18, 2014.  He pled guilty to Simple Assault on July 10, 2014.
The conviction relates to an incident at Oglala in September of 2012, when Eagle was in an argument with some people and knocked the one-year-old victim to the ground.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.                   

Updated June 22, 2015