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Timber Lake Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Timber Lake, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on March 26, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Chad Holzer, age 40, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Holzer was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2018.  He pled guilty on January 3, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on September 23, 2018, when Holzer was attempting to enter an individual’s home with a hatchet.  The owner of the home heard pounding at the front door and opened it.  At that time, Holzer entered the residence and a physical altercation ensued.  During the fight, Holzer held up the hatchet and swung it at one of the individuals, causing a laceration and swelling to their hand. 

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Updated March 26, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime