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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

St. Francis Man Sentenced for First Degree Burglary

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of First Degree Burglary was sentenced on July 27, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Nathan Sharpfish, age 28, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

          Sharpfish was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 11, 2015.  He pled guilty on May 5, 2015.

          The conviction stems from an incident on or about January 8, 2015, when Nathan Sharpfish, who was drinking at the home of Kirby Sharpfish, was asked to leave the premises. Nathan Sharpfish left, but returned a short while later and began to hit the door of the home with a hatchet.  Kirby Sharpfish opened the door, and Nathan Sharpfish swung the hatchet at him, hitting Kirby on the back of his head, causing a laceration.

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

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

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Updated February 4, 2016