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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation

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 convicted of Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation was sentenced on April 10, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Delano White Eagle, age 46, was sentenced to 46 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

White Eagle was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 20, 2016. He pled guilty on January 24, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on August 24, 2016, when White Eagle unlawfully assaulted his dating partner by strangling and suffocating her during an argument.

This case was investigated by the Ziebach County Sheriff’s Office and 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.

Updated April 14, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime