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Mitchell man gets year in prison for assault on officer
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man charged with assault was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Vincent Michael Horned Eagle, 23, was sentenced to 12 months in custody.


Horned Eagle was indicted on Feb. 5 by a federal grand jury for assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer. He pleaded guilty on June 18.

The charge stems from an incident in August 2012, when Horned Eagle assaulted an officer by head-butting her while she attempted to place him under arrest.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case.

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

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