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Press Release

Rosebud Man Sentenced for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on January 22, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ervin Burning Breast, Jr., age 23, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release.  Burning Breast was also ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in Rosebud on July 2, 2017, wherein Burning Breast assaulted another man with brass knuckles.  The victim suffered serious injuries, including a fractured orbital bone, as a result of the assault. 

The case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.   

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

Updated January 29, 2019