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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 20, 2010
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Bobby Wayne Thomas, age 27, of Jewett, Texas appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on December 20, 2010, and pled guilty to the indictment that charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Thomas assaulting another male with a knife at Upper Swift Bear Housing Community in Mellette County on November 15, 2010. The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Rosebud Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for March 14, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.