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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 10, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

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 and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Randall Bear Eagle, age 30, was indicted on October 15, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 4, 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 up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 5, 2014, Bear Eagle unlawfully assaulted a male victim with dangerous weapons, that is a tire iron, a knife, a frying pan, and a CD player, which resulted in serious bodily injury to the victim. 

The charges are merely accusations and Bear Eagle 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 Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Bear Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial which has been set for December 16, 2014.                          


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Updated June 22, 2015