Seven people received federal prison sentences from U.S. district judges in South Dakota in recent days.
Daniel Hess, 44, of Paramount, California, received 20 years in prison for assault with intent to commit murder and 10 years in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury May 15 from U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken.
The judge also ordered three years of supervised release to follow for each crime. Hess, Phyllis Lucero and Seth Hernandez drove to the home of a woman, 73, on Oct. 17, 2015, broke into her house, severely beat her and her adult son and robbed them.
Megan Azure, 31, of Fort Thompson received four months in custody followed by three years of supervised release for head-butting a federal officer while she was incarcerated in the Lower Brule jail.
Azure pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange sentenced her May 15.
Arnold Eagle Bear Jr., 34, of Norris received 15 months in federal custody and five years of supervised release for failure to register as a sex offender. He originally was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in September 2014. That required him to register as a sex offender upon his release.
Eagle Bear began supervised release on the sex conviction June 10, 2016. He initially registered but didn’t keep up his registration. A federal grand jury indicted him Aug. 16 for failure to register. He pleaded guilty March 13. Judge Lange sentenced Eagle Bear on May 15.
Martin Garreau, 23, of Rapid City received a sentence of four months in prison for escape from custody. He was serving part of a federal sentence at Community Alternatives of the Black Hills. He left without permission and failed to return.
Garreau pleaded guilty to the escape charge Feb. 3. Judge Viken sentenced him May 12.
Roger Janis, 47, of Rapid City received a sentence of 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for involuntary manslaughter. Janis pleaded guilty Sept. 9, 2016, to driving over a five-year-old boy at Pine Ridge while Janis was intoxicated.
Judge Viken sentenced Janis on May 12.
Corey Johnson, 31, of Mitchell received sentences of 33 months and 96 months, to run at the same time, followed by three years of supervised release, for convictions from 2015 and 2016 charges of assaulting, resisting and impeding federal officers.
Johnson pleaded guilty to both sets of charges Feb. 21, 2017. Judge Lange sentenced Johnson on May 15.
Tyree Yellow Elk, 22, of Murdo received seven years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of child pornography.
Yellow Elk pleaded guilty Jan. 13, 2017. He was accused of receiving and distributing multiple images of child pornography between March 2014 and July 2016. Judge Viken sentenced him May 8.