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Pine Ridge Man Indicted for Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Leslie White Calf, age 33, was indicted on February 23, 2016.  White Calf appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 2, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

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 charges relate to White Calf assaulting a woman at Pine Ridge. The charges are merely an accusation and White Calf is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case.

White Calf was released pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated March 3, 2016

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