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Fort Thompson man sentenced for assaults
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Fort Thompson man convicted of domestic assault by a habitual offender and child abuse was sentenced on June 30 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

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Anthony Comes Flying, aka Anthony Miller, 29, was sentenced to 33 months in custody for the domestic assault charge, and 33 months of custody for the child abuse. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

Miller was also sentenced to two years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The convictions stem from an incident on Jan. 4 when law enforcement was summoned to the defendant's home after he assaulted his girlfriend and their children. The assault began after the female victim took the babysitter home. When she arrived back home, Miller was not there, and she found their toddler and infant sons, alone and crying. Miller arrived home a short time later, he was upset and began hitting and kicking the victim with his fist and boots on her head and body. Miller also hit the two boys in the body and head.

After hitting the victim and their children, Miller retrieved a kitchen knife and threatened to kill them, and then himself. The victim kept trying to protect her children and was yelling at Miller to stop.

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