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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on February 10, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jason Riley, age 36, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Riley was indicted for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011.  He pled guilty on November 19, 2013.

On October 13, 2010, Riley was at the Sicangu Village Housing on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.  The victim approached Riley and asked for a cigarette.  A verbal disagreement ensued and Riley struck the victim.  The victim was also kicked by another man while he was on the ground.  The victim suffered multiple abrasions, soft tissue bruising, and a nose bone fracture.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015