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Rosebud Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

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 with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on May 15, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Aaron Sharpfish, age 21, was sentenced to 394 days in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Sharpfish was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 10, 2012 and pled guilty to the charge on March 5, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on November 21, 2011, when Sharpfish hit the victim causing him to fall to the ground. Sharpfish then kicked the victim in the head and face several times causing a fracture to the victim’s eye.

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

Sharpfish was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015