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

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

White Eagle Man Sentenced For Domestic Assault By An Habitual Offender

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a White Eagle, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender was sentenced on August 2, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. 

Ace Makes Him First, age 38, was sentenced to 33 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

Makes Him First was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2012.  He pled guilty to Count II of an Indictment on April 23, 2013. 

The conviction stems from an incident in December of 2011 when the Defendant and the victim, who were in a domestic relationship, were involved in an altercation where the Defendant struck the victim around the head and face causing her lip to become swollen and split.  The Defendant had been found guilty on two or more separate occasions for offenses that would have been, if subject to federal jurisdiction, an assault against a spouse and intimate partner in Standing Rock Tribal Court.  All the offenses occurred against the same victim.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case. 

Makes Him First was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015