Sisseton man sentenced to 85 months in federal prison for assault

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May 19, 2022

PIERRE, S.D.–A Sisseton man convicted of assaulting a woman by strangling, suffocating, or attempting to strangle or suffocate her was sentenced this week.

Thirty three year-old Christopher Keeble was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

He pleaded guilty to the charges last November.

Last May, Keeble went to the woman’s home unannounced.

Keeble asked her to come outside alone, to which she complied. When she came outside and was alone with Keeble, he immediately threatened her with harm if she screamed or yelled. Keeble then assaulted her by choking her to a point of nearly losing consciousness and by punching her in the face.

Keeble’s conduct was unprovoked and also violated a tribal court order of protections involving the same victim.