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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Assault

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding, was sentenced on November 7, 2022, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Wesley Hammond, age 29, was sentenced to time served since May 26, 2022, equal to approximately five and a half months in custody, followed by one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Hammond was indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2022. He pleaded guilty on September 22, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on May, 26, 2022, in Rosebud, South Dakota, wherein Hammond assaulted a woman by punching her in the face.

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




Updated February 6, 2023