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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Parmelee Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on December 15, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Franklin Running Horse, age 48, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Running Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014.  He pled guilty on September 24, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident which happened on April 10, 2014, when Running Horse, who had been drinking with his wife, got into an argument with her.  Running Horse pushed the victim down and kicked her with shod feet in her face and posterior.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015