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Cherry Creek Man Sentenced for Voluntary Manslaughter

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Cherry Creek, South Dakota, man convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter was sentenced on May 17, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Jerome White Horse, Jr., age 61, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.  

White Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2020.  He pleaded guilty on March 1, 2021.  

On February 12, 2020, in Cherry Creek, White Horse and another person assaulted a man who crashed his vehicle during a medical emergency.  White Horse used a garden hoe to strike the victim in the head.  The victim died of injuries sustained during the assault.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.   

White Horse was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 24, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime