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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on June 20, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Carl White Eagle, age 27, was sentenced to 21 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

White Eagle was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 11, 2015.  He pled guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury on March 29, 2016.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 5, 2015, at Eagle Butte, when White Eagle and some friends were visiting and drinking at a residence. At some point, White Eagle and his girlfriend got into an argument about him being with other girls.  They were standing in the kitchen entryway, and when the victim walked behind them, White Eagle turned around and without warning or saying anything, assaulted the victim, knocking her to the floor.  The victim tried to get up, but was dazed.  Blood was pouring from her mouth and she was crying.  When the victim sought medical attention later that day, she told the doctors what had happened and law enforcement was notified. The victim required complex plastic surgery to repair the injuries to her lip and mouth.

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

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

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Violent Crime
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Updated June 23, 2016