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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

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 Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on September 9, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Everett Joseph Menard, a/k/a Everette J. Menard, age 23, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Menard was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2018.  He pled guilty on June 18, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 27, 2018.  On that date, Menard and the victim were both in custody at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Correctional Facility near Rosebud, South Dakota.  At one point, Menard and the victim were both in the day room.  The victim went to shower in one of the stalls that adjoins the day room.  Menard knew the victim was in the shower stall, and subsequently carried a chair from the common area of the day room over to the shower stalls.  He looked around to see if anyone was watching him, and then rushed into the victim's shower stall. He grabbed the victim, lifted him, and threw him to the floor.  The victim suffered a broken wrist as a result of the assault.    

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

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

Updated September 16, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime