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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rosebud Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man who was found guilty of Domestic Abuse by an Habitual Offender and Simple Assault following a jury trial in July of 2016 was sentenced on September 27, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Adam Bordeaux, age 32, was sentenced to 33 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $110 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Bordeaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2015.  The charges stem from an incident that occurred on November 17, 2015, wherein Bordeaux assaulted his girlfriend at their home in Rosebud.  Bordeaux and the victim got into an argument in their bedroom and Bordeaux pushed the victim onto the bed.  He then got on top of her, pulled her hair, pushed her face into the blanket, and tried to bite her on the back of her head.  The victim was eventually able to push Bordeaux off of her and she fled the house.  She called the police from a nearby convenience store.  Bordeaux was subsequently questioned by a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Officer and he claimed the victim attacked him and bit him on the forearm while he was defending himself.  The bite mark he showed the officer was inconsistent with Bordeaux’s description of the incident, however, and Bordeaux was arrested.

The crime of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender requires proof that the Defendant had at least two prior convictions for domestic assault.  At the time of this incident, Bordeaux had three prior convictions in Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court for Domestic Abuse.  He also had a prior conviction in federal court for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender, and was on federal supervised release when he committed the assault on November 17, 2015. 

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

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

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Violent Crime
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Updated September 27, 2016