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September 29, 2014

Norris Man Sentenced for Two Counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Norris, South Dakota, man convicted of two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on September 23, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Chauncy Crow Dog, age 20, was sentenced to 42 months in custody, two years of supervised release, restitution, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Crow Dog was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 21, 2013, and pled guilty on June 17, 2014.

The convictions arose from an incident that took place on August 14, 2013, at the Paul Mart Store in Rosebud. The two victims engaged in an argument and physical confrontation with Crow Dog and another person. Crow Dog retrieved a baseball bat and struck both men, knocking them to the ground. Neither victim had a weapon. While the victims were down and on the ground, Crow Dog delivered blows to their backs and to their heads. Crow Dog’s friends told him to stop, but he did not. The victims were seriously injured.

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

Crow Dog was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

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