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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Simple Assault of Minor

January 28, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Raymond Uses The Knife, a/k/a Yamni Uses The Knife, age 21, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota appeared before US District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 23, 2013 and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Simple Assault of a Minor.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of custody, a $100,000 fine, restitution, and a $25 Special Assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. The conviction arose from an incident in Eagle Butte in August of 2011 when Uses The Knife assaulted a minor under the age of 16.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for April 12, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.



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