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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Eagle Butte Man Convicted of Simple Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Carlin Jimi Jewett, Jr., a/k/a Jimmy Jewett, Jr., age 37, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, was found guilty of Simple Assault as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota. 

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 6 months in custody and/or a $5,000.00 fine, a $10.00 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution.  

Jewett was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 16, 2017. 

The conviction stems from an incident on March 31, 2017, when the defendant held a pocket knife, with the blade exposed, to the neck of a juvenile female at her home in Timber Lake, South Dakota.  

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Dewey County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date is set for January 2, 2018.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated October 12, 2017