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Reliance Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Reliance, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding plead guilty and was sentenced on April 22, 2019, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Roger Bishop, age 27, was sentenced to 3 years of probation, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Bishop was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 11, 2018.  

The conviction stemmed from an incident on April 14, 2018, when Bishop got into a heated argument with the victim, and threw her to the ground causing her to sprain her wrist.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Updated April 24, 2019