- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An Eagle Butte man accused of beating and wounding his common-law wife has been sentenced to home confinement and probation.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 40-year-old Harold Picotte III was sentenced to six months of home confinement and 1 ½ years of probation.

Picotte was indicted by a federal grand jury in May. He pleaded guilty to assault by striking, beating and wounding in July.

Johnson says the incident occurred in February in Eagle Butte, on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.

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