Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding was sentenced on May 12, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Melvin Floyd Hollow Horn Bear, age 39, was sentenced to time served, 1 year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
In March 2013, at Pine Ridge, Hollow Horn Bear struck a man repeatedly with a blunt object, causing cuts on the man’s face and head that required stitches.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.