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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Eagle Butte Woman Convicted Of Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Wicahpi Collins Holy, a/k/a Star Collins, age 20, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 16, 2013, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged her with two counts of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 6 months in custody, a $5,000 fine, restitution, and a $10 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count. 
The charge relates to a November 2012 incident in which Collins, along with her co-defendant, assaulted a man at a house party in Eagle Butte. 
The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson. 

          A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for November 12, 2013.  Collins was released on bond pending sentencing. 

Updated June 22, 2015