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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation, Child Abuse, and Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner.

Carl Iron Hawk, age 38, was indicted on June 19, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 27, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 24, 2018, Iron Hawk assaulted his intimate partner by strangulation, suffocation, and with a dangerous weapon, which caused serious bodily injury to the victim.  The Indictment further alleges that Iron Hawk abused two victims who had not attained the age of seven (7) years old.

The charges are merely accusations and Iron Hawk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Iron Hawk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set.

Updated July 3, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime