Eagle Butte Woman Indicted for Hitting Sister with Vehicle
September 19, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for the alleged assault of her sister with a motor vehicle near Eagle Butte in August 2011.
Robin Chasing Hawk, age 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 13, 2011, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 19, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both. Restitution may also be ordered. The charges are merely accusations, and she is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case. Chasing Hawk was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.
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