FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner announced today that Patrick LeBeau, 26, Pierre, was sentenced to 5 years in the state penitentiary with three suspended for escape and 2 years in the state penitentiary for simple assault domestic violence with both sentences to run consecutively.
“Parole is a time and opportunity for individuals that have made mistakes to demonstrate that they want and can be productive and law abiding citizens. It is not a get out of jail free card, and continued criminal violations and conduct while on parole will not be tolerated,” said Jackley.
Charges stem from two separate incidents. The first occurred on October 8, 2016, when LeBeau was charged with a domestic violence related incident while on parole. While out on bond, LeBeau was arrested on March 12, 2017 on additional assault charges. Shortly after his arrest, LeBeau fled on foot and was apprehended shortly thereafter.
This case was investigated by the Pierre Police Department and prosecuted by the Hughes County States Attorney and the Attorney General’s Office.