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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Victim Tampering

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Tampering with a Victim by Threat was sentenced on December 11, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Daelan High Wolf, age 30, was sentenced to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

High Wolf was charged on April 19, 2016, and pleaded guilty on July 13, 2017.  The conviction stems from High Wolf robbing and assaulting a man with a dangerous weapon in March of 2016 at Pine Ridge, and then later threatening him.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah B. Collins and Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated December 14, 2017

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