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Standing Pine Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – A Standing Pine man pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to court documents, on March 26, 2021, Kendall Ben, 33, assaulted a female and fractured her arm in the Standing Pine community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation.  

Ben is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24, 2023, and faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Choctaw Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian K. Burns prosecuted the case.

Updated February 21, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice