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Press Release

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota man convicted of Assault by Habitual Domestic Offender was sentenced on February 25, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Alvin Joseph Running Horse, age 34, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Running Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2012 and pled guilty to the charge on December 3, 2012.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on December 27, 2011, when Running Horse assaulted his domestic partner by pulling her hair and hitting her in the chest twice with his fist. At the time of the assault, Running Horse had a final conviction on three separate prior occasions in the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse or intimate partner.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Running Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015