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Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Forgery and Failure to Appear

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, woman convicted of Forgery and Failure to Appear was sentenced on February 28, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Daryl Eagle Horse, a/k/a Daryl Hawk Eagle, age 29, was sentenced to 2 years of probation on the Forgery charge, and 6 months in custody on the Failure to Appear charge. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500.00, as well as a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.00.

Eagle Horse was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 12, 2016 on the Forgery charge and on November 8, 2016 on the Failure to Appear charge. She pled guilty on December 12, 2016, to both charges.

Forgery conviction stems from an incident on May 29, 2016, when Eagle Horse, along with two other co-defendants forged 17 checks on the account of the Cheyenne River Management Corporation. Eagle Horse cashed two of those 17 fraudulent checks.

Eagle Horse made her initial appearance for the forgeries on October 14, 2016, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno. She was released on a Personal Recognizance Bond that same day. Eagle Horse’s arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 1:15 p.m. She failed to appear for said hearing. The hearing was re-scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Eagle Horse failed to appear for that hearing as well.

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

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

Updated March 9, 2017

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