Fort Thompson man admits to assault with dangerous weaponA Fort Thompson man pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon Wednesday.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Fort Thompson man pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon Wednesday.
Phillip St. John, 32, was accused of participating in an argument in April with the victim at his mother’s house in Stephan.
The argument resulted in a physical altercation in which St. John hit the victim twice in the face with a closed fist and knocked him to the ground. St. John then kicked the victim in the head and chest. When the victim attempted to block the kicks, St. John put his foot on the victim’s throat and pressed down.
A presentence investigation was ordered. St. John is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 26.
The investigation was conducted by the Crow Creek Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.
St. John is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.