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McLaughlin Man Sentenced on Assault Charge

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 04, 2013
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man charged with assault with a dangerous weapon was sentenced on January 4, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Rodney Lyman Reeds, age 44, was sentenced to 41 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Reeds was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2012. On October 1, 2012, he pled guilty to count two of the indictment charging assault with a dangerous weapon.

The conviction stems from an incident in McLaughlin where Reeds used a knife to assault the victim. As a result of the assault, the victim sustained a puncture wound to his neck that required stitches.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley prosecuted the case.

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

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