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

Thursday, March 21, 2013

St. Francis Man Sentenced For Simple Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota man convicted of Simple Assault was sentenced on March 19, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Jonathan Mark Blindman, age 31, was sentenced to 6 months custody, with credit for time served, and a $10 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Blindman was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2012, and was found guilty of one count of simple assault at a jury trial on March 6, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on August 22, 2012, when Blindman assaulted the victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

Blindman was released from custody.

Updated June 22, 2015