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Friday, November 25, 2016

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Interstate Domestic Violence

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Interstate Domestic Violence was sentenced on November 21, 2016, by U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jerrid Lee Morris, age 26, was sentenced to 46 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 federal special assessment.

Morris was indicted on the charge by a federal grand jury on September 1, 2015.  He pled guilty on September 2, 2016.

On August 8, 2015, Morris told an adult female dating partner of his that they were traveling from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Omaha, Nebraska, for the purpose of having her dance as a stripper.  However, he really intended to have her engage in prostitution.  When she resisted, Morris placed a knife against her cheek and threatened to harm her.   

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated November 25, 2016