Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cherry Creek Man Sentenced for Assault

Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota man charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon was sentenced on September 14, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Jody Jeremy Dupris, age 32, was sentenced to 99 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Dupris was indicted by a federal grand jury in two separate cases in regard to several felony assaults—the first on November 8, 2011, and the second on February 14, 2012. As part of a joint plea agreement, Dupris pled guilty to two of the felony assaults. The assault resulting in serious bodily injury stems from an August 14, 2010, incident when Dupris severely assaulted and injured a male victim; and the second assault with a dangerous weapon incident occurred on May 27, 2011, when Dupris ran a vehicle he was driving into a van driven by a female. Both assaults occurred in Cherry Creek, South Dakota.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Dupris was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

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