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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Eagle Butte Woman Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

 

Rheta Haskell, a/k/a Rheta Miner, age 37, was indicted on January 19, 2017. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 30, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

 

The Indictment alleges that on October 8, 2016, Haskell unlawfully assaulted a female who suffered serious bodily injury.

 

The charges are merely accusations and Haskell is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.

 

Haskell was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for April 4, 2017.

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Updated January 31, 2017