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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Simple 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 charged with Simple Assault pled guilty and was sentenced on September 16, 2016, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

James Edward Brasure, age 42, was sentenced to seven days in custody, and a $10 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on February 4, 2016, when Brasure assaulted his wife by grabbing her by the shoulder, hitting her head on the closet door, and hitting her in the mouth.  The responding officer observed swelling on the victim’s forehead and blood on her lip.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson. 

Brasure was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated September 22, 2016

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