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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 Dennis R. Holmes announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on February 3, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Koty Arcoren, age 30, was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Arcoren was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2021.  He pled guilty on October 28, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on March 7, 2021, in St. Francis, wherein Arcoren approached a man who was sitting in a parked car and confronted him.  Arcoren then produced a large knife and swung it at the man.  The man raised his arm to protect himself and Arcoren cut the man’s finger with the knife.

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

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

Updated February 4, 2022

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