Man given suspended sentence for aggravated assault in Hulett motel


May 5, 2022

A Belle Fourche man has been given a suspended sentence for aggravated assault after allegedly beating a victim to the point of severe trauma, including kicking him in the face and striking him with a chair.

On August 8 at around 7 a.m., an altercation took place outside a room in a Hulett motel. When the Hulett Police Chief arrived, a male subject answered the door who was allegedly showing signs of severe trauma with blood covering his face.

The chief requested a response from EMS. Meanwhile, he reported that a witness advised she had seen two other subjects involved in the altercation attempting to hide up the road from the scene.

The chief allegedly located Myles Dillon and a female hiding in the tall grass and bushes near the golf course. Once he secured both subjects, he reports smelling a strong odor of alcohol and observing Dillon’s clothing was covered in potential blood residue that did not appear related to any injury.

According to court reports, Dillon attacked the victim in several ways, including kicking him in the face with pointed-toe cowboy boots; kicking him around the head, neck and chest area; and striking him with a wooden chair, breaking the chair and wooden rail of the hotel.

During a pat-down search, the chief allegedly found drug paraphernalia on his person. Upon being booked into the Crook County Detention Center, Dillon allegedly admitted to having marijuana.

Injuries to the victim were reported to include severe trauma to the head, face and neck and a potential collapsed lung. The victim was eventually life flighted.

Dillon pled guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault and battery and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. Judge Matthew F.G. Castano gave him a suspended sentence of between four and six years on the first count and 180 days on the second, to run concurrently, pending successful completion of a total of 3.5 years of supervised probation.

Dillon was also instructed to pay a total of $650 in fines.


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