United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault of an Intimate Partner by Strangulation and Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender was sentenced on December 4, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.
Arthur Taken Alive, Jr., age 52, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.
Taken Alive was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 14, 2019. He pled guilty on August 27, 2019.
The conviction stemmed from an incident on October 10, 2018, when Taken Alive got into an argument with the victim and assaulted her by placing his hand over her mouth, making it difficult for the victim to breath.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirsten Jasper prosecuted the case.
Taken Alive was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Dakota