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January 23, 2015

Lower Brule Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on January 20, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Loren Lee Goodlow, a/k/a Loren Goodlow, Jr., age 25, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Goodlow was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014. He pled guilty on November 3, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident on or about June 11, 2014, when Goodlow went to the house of his juvenile cousins and started drinking. The victim and his wife were standing outside talking when there was a confrontation between Goodlow and the victim, which resulted in the assault. The victim was airlifted to a hospital in Sioux Falls and he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. The victim also suffered severe mixed hearing loss in his right ear and mild sensorineural hearing loss in his left ear.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

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