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Parmelee Man Sentenced for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on September 19, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Keena Two Eagle, age 32, was sentenced to two terms of 54 months in prison, to be served concurrently, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,040.24, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Two Eagle was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2017.  He pled guilty on June 22, 2017.

The convictions stemmed from two separate incidents that occurred in 2016.  On August 16, 2016, Two Eagle stabbed a woman multiple times with a kitchen knife at a house in Antelope, South Dakota, causing deep lacerations to her arms and face.  Two Eagle fled the scene before police arrived.  The woman was subsequently hospitalized and treated for her injuries.

On December 25, 2016, police responded to a report that the defendant was at a house in Parmelee brandishing a gun.  Police responded to the scene and recovered from the defendant a 9mm handgun that had the serial number scratched off, along with multiple rounds of ammunition.

Two Eagle was convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in U.S. District Court in 2006, making it illegal for him to possess firearms.  Two Eagle will forfeit ownership of the firearm seized on December 25, 2016, to the United States.

These cases were investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated October 2, 2017

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