Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Another Person
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 08, 2009|
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Robert Troy Janis, Jr., age 24, of Pine Ridge, appeared before U.S. District Judge Richard H. Battey on December 8, 2009, and pled guilty to an indictment that charged him with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. Janis assaulted another person by punching her in the face and head. As a result, she suffered three broken vertebrae/ribs and kidney damage from blood clotting. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri. A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for February 23, 2010. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.