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Eagle butte woman convicted of assault
by striking, beating and wounding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-341-1915

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. 


 

 

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