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Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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, woman convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on May 9, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Rikki Hill, age 21, was sentenced to 36 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Hill was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2015.  She pled guilty on February 9, 2016.

The conviction arose from an August 12, 2015, incident when Hill and her sister got into a verbal argument that escalated into a physical fight.  After the girls’ parents broke up the fight, Hill grabbed a knife from the kitchen.  Her parents pushed Hill out of the house and locked the door behind her, but Hill crawled through a basement window and re-entered the house.  Once she was  inside, Hill grabbed another knife and lunged at her sister, stabbing her in the arm.  Hill attempted to stab her sister in the heart, but her sister blocked it and was cut in the arm instead.

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

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

Updated May 11, 2016

Violent Crime