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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for 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 convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding, was sentenced on September 27, 2018, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Nathaniel Potter, age 23, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Potter was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2017.  He pled guilty on June 27, 2018. 

The conviction stemmed from an incident on September 8, 2017, when Potter and a few other individuals were drinking and Potter became involved in a verbal argument with one of the individuals.  The disagreement turned physical and Potter pulled out a knife and stabbed the individual 3 times to his left side.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Potter was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 1, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime