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Pearl River Community man pleads guilty to habitual domestic violence

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Mississippi

A Pearl River Community man pled guilty to habitual domestic violence.

According to court documents and statements made in open court, on September 21, 2019, in the Pearl River Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Eric Shane Dan, age 47, using his fist, struck his spouse causing a laceration to her face which required medical treatment. Dan was previously convicted of domestic assault on two separate occasions.

Dan is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 13, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Choctaw Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bert Carraway is prosecuting the case.

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