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Wagner Man Sentenced for Voluntary Manslaughter

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

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter was sentenced on January 3, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Ronald Bohn, age 51, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bohn was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 6, 2020.  He pled guilty on October 15, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on September 15, 2020, when Bohn fatally stabbed Isaac Primeaux, Jr.  Bohn was at Primeaux’s apartment in Wagner.  At some point during the evening, an argument broke out and Bohn grabbed a knife and stabbed Primeaux deeply in the chest, killing Primeaux. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Yankton Sioux Law Enforcement, Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, Wagner Police Department, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 5, 2022

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