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Date: 11-17-2022

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United States of America v. Roland Hawk, Jr.

Case Number: 3:21-cr-30114

Judge: Roberto A. Lange

Court: United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (Hughes County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Pierre, South Dakota criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

On May, 28, 2021, in Fort Thompson, wherein Roland Hawk, Jr., age 20, of Fort Thompson, South Dakota, struck a sleeping man several time about the head and face with a pistol. As a result of the assault the victim received a laceration to his head.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Hawk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

18 U.S.C. §§ 1153 and 113(a)(3); ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 28 months custody; 3 years supervised release; $100 special assessment; forfeiture as stated by the Court.

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