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

Friday, May 10, 2013

Two Men Sentenced For Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that brothers Joey White Eagle, age 32, from Fort Totten, North Dakota, and Ansel White Eagle, Jr., age 33, from Bullhead, South Dakota were convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and were sentenced on May 8, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes.

Ansel White Eagle, Jr. was sentenced to 6 months in custody and a $10 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Joey White Eagle was sentenced to one year of probation with four months of home confinement and a $10 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The convictions stem from a gang fight that occurred on April 24, 2010 at Bullhead between the Little Eagle family and their supporters, and the White Eagle family and their supporters.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Ansel White Eagle, Jr., was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015