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Press Release

Pierre Man Sentenced for Criminal Contempt

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man convicted of Criminal Contempt was sentenced on April 17, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Charles Black Spotted Horse, age 26, was sentenced to 2 months in federal prison and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $10.

Black Spotted Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 23, 2019.  He pled guilty on February 7, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on December 26, 2018, when Black Spotted Horse disobeyed and resisted an order and command of the U.S. District Court, in that he failed to self-report for arrest and left the federal building.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 18, 2019