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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner was sentenced on September 21, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Charles Grey Owl, a/k/a Raymond Keith Grey Owl, age 49, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Grey Owl was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 10, 2019.  He pled guilty on June 25, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on July 30, 2019, where Grey Owl unlawfully committed a domestic assault upon his intimate partner, who he has assaulted multiple times in the past.  Because of the assault, the victim suffered substantial bodily injury and extreme pain to her lower leg.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated September 23, 2020