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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Okreek Woman Indicted on Assault Charges

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Okreek, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Selena Chief Eagle, age 24, was indicted on February 15, 2017. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 22, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for each charge is up to 10 years in custody 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 Indictment alleges that on January 10, 2017, Chief Eagle assaulted an individual with a knife with intent to do bodily harm, and that said assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Chief Eagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.

Chief Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated February 23, 2017