PIERRE, S.D. — An Eagle Butte man has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for assaulting another man with a gun.
Authorities say 48-year-old Kirk Johnson in January became upset with a man he believed was sleeping with his wife.
Johnson went to the man’s house, threatened him and his family, pointed a gun at the man’s face, fired about half a dozen shots into the ground at the man’s feet and then pistol-whipped him.
U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Johnson in April pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. He’ll be on supervised release for three years following his prison term.