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District of South Dakota

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Vicious Knife Attack

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on April 1, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

James Charger, age 21, was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Charger was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2018.  He pled guilty on December 2, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on February 6, 2018, when Charger stabbed another person with a knife in the chest and upper body at least nine times.  The victim was flown by emergency air transport to Rapid City Regional Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and survived.

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

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated April 2, 2019