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

Friday, March 1, 2013

Lantry Man Indicted For Involuntary Manslaughter

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a rural Lantry, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.

Charg Hebb, age 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 25, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is not more than 8 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to an October 12, 2012 car crash on County Road 50 in Ziebach County that resulted in the death of a young man in Hebb’s vehicle. The charge is merely an accusation and Hebb is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.

Hebb was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015