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March 10, 2015

Nebraska Man Sentenced for Misprision of a Felony and Rapid City Woman Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lincoln, Nebraska, man convicted of Misprision of a Felony and a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury were sentenced on March 9, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Gilbert Young, age 43, was sentenced to 36 months in custody to be served consecutively to his Cherry County, Nebraska case, one year of supervised release, $32,881.66 in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendant, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Terri Covey a/k/a Terry Covey, age 41, was sentenced to 12 months in custody, two years of supervised release, $32,881.66 in restitution, jointly and severally with her co-defendant, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Young and Covey were indicted by a federal grand jury on May 13, 2014. Young pled guilty on December 16, 2014, and Covey pled guilty on December 15, 2014.

In February 2013, Covey and Young were dating and living together on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. On or about February 16, 2013, shortly after midnight, Covey left a child victim in the care of Young. At some point while in Young’s care, the victim suffered an acceleration/deceleration injury that caused the victim to have a severe seizure. Young witnessed the child victim having a seizure, but did not call 911 to obtain medical care for the child. Young informed Covey that something was wrong with the victim at 8:00 a.m., but Covey did not seek care for the victim for another two and a half hours. The child’s injuries worsened because of the delay in seeking medical care.

In the weeks before the injury, Covey grabbed the child’s face and caused bruising on the child’s face.

Young had knowledge of the abuse of the child and concealed the same from law enforcement authorities.

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.

Both Defendants were immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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