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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding was sentenced on April 27, 2021, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Daniel James Farmer, age 25, was sentenced to 9 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Farmer was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2019.  He pled guilty on April 27, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on December 10, 2017, in Todd County, South Dakota, wherein Farmer assaulted his intimate partner.

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

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

Updated April 28, 2021

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