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St. Francis Man Sentenced for Habitual Domestic Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender, was sentenced on January 22, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Fabian McCloskey, age 42, was sentenced to 11 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

McCloskey was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 16, 2017.  He pled guilty on October 30, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on April 29, 2017, when McCloskey drove to the victim’s residence, made threatening comments to the victim and refused to leave.  McCloskey then forcefully carried the victim from her home to his car.  McCloskey grabbed her head while the victim was in the car, causing an injury near her eye. McCloskey had been previously convicted of Domestic Abuse in Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court on two prior occasions.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel C. Nelson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 25, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime