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February 27, 2015

McLaughlin Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on February 24, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Logan Hayes, 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.

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

The conviction stems from an incident on July 31, 2012, when a concerned neighbor in McLaughlin called the Standing Rock Police Department to report that Hayes was beating up his dad and a female victim. An officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs responded and learned that Hayes came to his father’s house and an argument ensued. Hayes had kicked both the victim and his father as they lay on the floor, and the victim ran to a bedroom to attempt to call for help. Hayes followed her and ripped three phones out of the wall. Hayes caught up with the victim and shoved her through the back door, causing her to fall down the stairs of the house, landing on the cement driveway. The female victim was bleeding from a large laceration on her left forearm and her arm looked to be distorted. An ambulance was called and the victim was transported to the Mobridge Regional Hospital, and then transferred to the hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota, with follow up care in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The x-rays revealed that the victim suffered a fracture of both the radius and ulna bones in her forearm.

This case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

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