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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man was convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and was sentenced on March 9, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Randall Bear Eagle, age 30, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Bear Eagle was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 15, 2014, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. He pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on December 16, 2014.

The conviction arose from a July 5, 2014, incident in which Bear Eagle got into a verbal argument with the victim, his half-brother. The argument escalated into a physical altercation, and Bear Eagle picked up a tire iron and assaulted the victim, hitting him in the head.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Bear Eagle was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.


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Updated June 22, 2015