Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Lincoln, Nebraska, man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Dwaine Walter Little Elk, age 36, was sentenced on May 11, 2021, to 46 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The conviction stems from an assault in St. Francis, South Dakota, on June 21, 2020. Little Elk assaulted an individual with a knife, with the intent to do bodily harm to the individual. Little Elk was also a sex offender by reason of a conviction under federal law, and knowingly failed to register and update his registration from June 17, 2020, to August 11, 2020.
The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Elmore prosecuted the case.
Little Elk was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.