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Press Release

Lantry Man Convicted Of Involuntary Manslaughter

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Charg Hebb, age 20, of Lantry, South Dakota, appeared before District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 15, 2014, and pled guilty to an Indictment that charged him with Involuntary Manslaughter.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year and 1 day of custody, 2 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction arose from an incident on October 12, 2012, on County Road 50 near Lantry, on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, when Hebb caused a car crash that killed a young man who was a passenger in his vehicle. Hebb was driving his 2005 Pontiac Bonneville in excess of the speed limit, driving recklessly and on the wrong side of the road, causing a head-on collision with a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for July 2, 2014.  The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015