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Porcupine Man Found Guilty of Assault and Firearm Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Kison Robertson, age 45, was found guilty of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Discharge of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence following a federal trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The jury returned the verdict on March 21, 2018.

The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ custody, up to a maximum penalty of up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Evidence at trial established Robertson shot a man in his stomach following a fight at Porcupine on March 30, 2017.  This assault resulted in the victim suffering serious bodily injury.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted and tried the case.

A sentencing date was set for June 22, 2018.  Robertson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing. 

Updated March 26, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime