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Kyle Man Charged with Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Jeremy Lee Old Horse, age 31, was charged on January 24, 2017. Old Horse appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on March 10, 2017, and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Old Horse stabbing a woman in July 2016 at Wounded Knee. The charge is merely an accusation and Old Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.

Old Horse was released pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated March 20, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime