Ridgeview man, 20, faces 30 months

A nightlight, a broken jaw, a prison sentence: That’s what has happened to this man, according to a news release Thursday from U.S. Attorney Office for South Dakota.

United States Attorney Ron Parsons, announced that a Ridgeview, South
Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was
sentenced on January 2, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Sterlyn Bartlett, age 20, was sentenced to 30 months in custody,
followed by 2 years of supervised release, restitution in the amount of $405.44,
and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of

Bartlett was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 16, 2017. He pled
guilty on October 5, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on January 10, 2017, in Eagle
Butte, when Bartlett got into a disagreement with his girlfriend on whether or
not to sleep with a light on, which escalated to Bartlett hitting his girlfriend in
the face and ultimately breaking her jaw.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law
Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
Bartlett was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals
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