CHAMBERLAIN-A Chamberlain man arrested in December in connection with a fight involving three other people was sentenced Wednesday to nine days in jail.
Elijah Pretty Sounding Flute, 19, was arrested on Dec. 15 following an altercation that took place at an apartment on South Sanborn Boulevard in Mitchell. Pretty Sounding Flute was arrested in Mitchell by officers from the Chamberlain Police Department.
Those involved in the incident reportedly told police that Pretty Sounding Flute had assaulted both of the women involved and had choked a man until he lost consciousness. They also said that Pretty Sounding Flute had jumped off the apartment's balcony when he heard police approaching. Police located Pretty Sounding Flute nearby soon after.
Pretty Sounding Flute was initially charged with aggravated assault, choking, a Class 3 felony, with obstructing police and simple assault to cause bodily injury, both of which are Class 1 misdemeanors, and disorderly conduct and possession of alcohol by a minor, which are Class 2 misdemeanors.
On Wednesday, Pretty Sounding Flute pleaded guilty to the simple assault charge, and the state dismissed the remainder of the charges against him. Pretty Sounding Flute was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 150 days suspended and credit for 21 days served, and he was ordered to pay $360 in fines and court costs and to repay court-appointed attorney's fees.