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Oglala Man Convicted of Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Samuel Kills Crow Indian, a/k/a Samuel High Hawk, 29, of Oglala, South Dakota, was found guilty of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury at the conclusion of a two-day federal jury trial in Rapid City. The jury returned their verdict on June 1, 2017.

The maximum penalty is ten years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution.

The conviction stems from Kills Crow Indian stabbing and cutting a man multiple times with a knife, causing serious injuries.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be scheduled. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 2, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime