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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 20, 2015

St. Francis Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on July 13, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Joseph Four Horns, age 37, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day of custody, 2 years of supervised released, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Four Horns was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 11, 2015.  He pled guilty on April 21, 2015.

The conviction stems from an incident on or about January 1, 2015, when the victim went to a friend’s house in St. Francis where he encountered Four Horns who, without provocation, began an altercation with him.  Four Horns pushed the victim to the ground, and then proceeded to kick the victim about the body and face.

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated July 27, 2015