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Two South Dakota men convicted of assault in rebar attack

Two Eagle Butte, S.D., men have been convicted of kicking and beating a man who was inside a tent, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

They were sentenced on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting.

Andrew Good Eagle, 19, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. Christian Marshall, 27, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

The charges stem from an Aug. 6 incident during which Marshall and Good Eagle admitted to punching and kicking the victim and striking him multiple times with a piece of rebar. According to court documents, Marshall and Good Eagle had been drinking earlier in the evening and discussing a previous incident involving themselves and the victim. The two men collapsed the tent prior to assaulting the man.

The man in the tent sustained three lacerations on his head, which were 9 inches in length. The lacerations required a total 57 staples/sutures. The victim also sustained a fractured kneecap and a broken finger.

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