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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wagner Man Sentenced for Simple Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of Simple Assault was sentenced on April 20, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Francis Stanford Stricker, age 48, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $10.

Stricker was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 12, 2020.  He was found guilty following a two-day jury trial on January 30, 2020, in Pierre, South Dakota. 

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on April 7, 2018, in Mission, South Dakota.  On that date, Stricker grabbed his girlfriend, knocked her down, and assaulted her with his hands while she attempted to fight him off and escape.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.  Stricker was immediately released.

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Updated April 22, 2020