Friday, October 01, 2021

Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Assault

 Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on September 27, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Gavin Drapeau, age 29, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Drapeau was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2021.  He pled guilty on July 20, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on January 11, 2021, in Fort Thompson, South Dakota.  Drapeau unlawfully assaulted an individual with shod feet, which resulted in serious bodily injury to the victim.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

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