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Parmelee Man Sentenced for Assault

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Parmelee, South Dakota man convicted of Assault of an Intimate Partner by Strangulation. The sentencing took place on October 24, 2023.

Allen Eugene Two Eagle, age 31, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Two Eagle was indicted for Assault of an Intimate Partner by Strangulation by a federal grand jury in April of 2022. He pleaded guilty on July 27, 2023.

The Defendant and the victim began dating in November of 2020.  In September of 2021, they were living together at the Defendant’s residence in Parmelee. On September 12, 2021, the Defendant and the victim argued about their relationship and the argument continued into the following day. The confrontation became physical when the Defendant assaulted the victim. During the assault, the Defendant put his knee into the victim’s stomach and put his hand around her neck. The victim was not able to breathe as the Defendant applied pressure to her neck.

This matter was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office because the Major Crimes Act, a federal statute, mandates that certain violent crimes alleged to have occurred in Indian Country be prosecuted in Federal court as opposed to State court.

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

Two Eagle was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 27, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime