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Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Assaulting Intimate Partner

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler 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, and Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner.

Delano White Eagle, age 46, was indicted on September 20, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on September 22, 2016, 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 August 24, 2016, near Dupree, South Dakota, White Eagle unlawfully assaulted the victim, his intimate partner and dating partner, with a knife, resulting in substantial bodily injury.  The Indictment further alleges that on that same date, White Eagle unlawfully attempted to strangle or suffocate the victim.

The charges are merely an accusation and White 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 Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated September 26, 2016

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