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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on April 1, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ryan Wright, age 27, was sentenced to 37 months of imprisonment; 18 months of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Wright was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 19, 2012 and pled guilty to Count III of the Indictment on January 10, 2013.

The charge stems from an incident on November 14, 2012 wherein Wright, after an evening of drinking at a home near Eagle Butte, got into an argument with others at the house and left. Upon returning, the defendant pulled in the driveway and hit the victim with his car, running the victim over several times. The victim suffered fractures in his left ankle and pelvis, which required surgery.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Wright was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.

Updated June 22, 2015