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Peever Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Interstate Domestic Violence

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Peever, South Dakota, man convicted of Interstate Domestic Violence was sentenced on September 20, 2021 by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Brandon Lee Renville, age 30, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Renville was indicted for interstate domestic violence, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person by a federal grand jury on January 12, 2021.  He pled guilty on June 21, 2021.

According to the Indictment, on or about November 6, 2020, Renville caused his spouse to travel in interstate commerce by force and coercion.  In the course of and as a result of that conduct, he intentionally committed or attempted to commit a crime of violence, that is, an assault or attempted assault with a dangerous weapon. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe’s Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

Renville was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  Renville was also ordered to forfeit a firearm seized as a part of this case.

Updated October 7, 2021

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