United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Yates, North Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender was sentenced on July 27, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.
Vincent Carry Moccasin, Jr., age 53, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Carry Moccasin was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2019. He pled guilty on April 16, 2020.
The conviction stemmed from an incident on August 3, 2019, in McLaughlin, when Carry Moccasin assaulted his fiancé. At the time of the assault, Carry Moccasin had a final conviction on at least two separate prior occasions of assaulting a spouse or intimate partner.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirsten Jasper prosecuted the case.
Carry Moccasin was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.