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St. Francis Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on January 25, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange.

Allan Left Hand Bull, age 23, was sentenced to 42 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Left Hand Bull was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon by a federal grand jury on October 14, 2015.  He pled guilty on December 8, 2015.

On August 10, 2015, Left Hand Bull and his girlfriend, the victim, were drinking alcoholic beverages in St. Francis.  Left Hand Bull was intoxicated and became upset with the victim.  Left Hand Bull left the area where they were drinking, but soon thereafter saw the victim walking down a street in St. Francis and ran toward her with a knife.  Left Hand Bull put his arm around the victim and choked her.

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

Left Hand Bull was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated February 3, 2016

Press Release Number: St. Francis Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon