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Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty To Domestic Assaults

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jon Craig Dillon, a/k/a JC Dillon, a/k/a Jon Craig Goings, age 25, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 2, 2013, and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault by Striking, Beating or Wounding.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The charges relate to Dillon assaulting his female companion numerous times in 2012.  The assaults resulted in a kidney injury, a head injury, choking injuries, and extensive bruising covering her body. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015