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Press Release

Rosebud Man Sentenced for Knife Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on January 7, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Rodney Roubideaux, age 22, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Roubideaux was indicted for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury by a federal grand jury on June 9, 2016.  He pled guilty on October 7, 2015.

On May 9, 2015, Roubideaux was drinking alcohol at a home in Ring Thunder, South Dakota. Several other adults were also drinking at the home.  Roubideaux became agitated and complained that an individual shook his hand too hard.  Roubideaux and the individual argued over the handshake.  Everyone continued to socialize in the kitchen and Roubideaux stood by himself in the corner of the kitchen.  Without provocation, Roubideaux turned quickly toward the individual he had argued with and stabbed him in the back with a kitchen knife.  Roubideaux then came at another individual who was able to knock the knife out of Roubideaux’s hand.  That individual sustained a cut on his left arm from the knife when he struggled with Roubideaux.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 14, 2016