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Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Kola Eagle Hunter, age 29, was indicted on May 13, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 16, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 May 20, 2013, Eagle Hunter unlawfully assaulted an adult male victim with a club or bat, with intent to do bodily harm to the victim. 

The charge is merely an accusation and Eagle Hunter is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Cheyenne River Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Eagle Hunter was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015