Eagle Butte Man Sentenced To 7 ½ Years For Gun Assault


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte man has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for assaulting another man with a gun.

Authorities say 48-year-old Kirk Johnson in January became upset with a man he believed was sleeping with his wife.

Johnson went to the man’s house, threatened him and his family, pointed a gun at the man’s face, fired about half a dozen shots into the ground at the man’s feet and then pistol-whipped him.

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Johnson in April pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. He’ll be on supervised release for three years following his prison term.

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