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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Ravinia Man Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Ravinia, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on April 30, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jacob Neault, age 26, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Neault was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 8, 2018.  He pled guilty on February 4, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on April 24, 2018, when Neault unlawfully shook a two-month old child.  The said assault caused serious injury, including severe head, brain, and eye trauma. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

Neault was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.   

Violent Crime
Updated May 4, 2019