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District of South Dakota

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sisseton Man Sentenced for Aggravated Assaults Involving Two Women and for a Firearm Offense

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sisseton, South Dakota, man convicted of felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon was sentenced on May 14, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. 

Anthony Janisch, age 29, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was ordered to pay $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

According to court documents, on or about June 20, 2017, Janisch, having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did unlawfully possess a firearm. Janisch also brandished that firearm during the aggravated assault of two women and made specific threats to victims.  The firearm was loaded and he put it to the head of one of the victims, while making threats. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and local communities to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The investigation was conducted by Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

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

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated May 16, 2019