A South Dakota man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for cutting a woman's legs and back with a wooden stick.
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson on Monday announced that a federal judge sentenced 25-year-old Richard Bear Runner to four years and nine months in prison. Bear Runner was also ordered to spend three years on supervised release.
Bear Runner was previously convicted by a federal jury on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Authorities say Bear Runner assaulted a woman with a wooden stick on September 2012 in Porcupine. The stick had a sharp hook on it and caused multiple cuts on the woman's legs and back.
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