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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rapid City Man Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting His Intimate Partner With A Knife

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation, and Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner.

Isaac White Crane, age 29, was indicted on September 23, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 26, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 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 charges relate to White Crane using a knife to cause substantial bodily injury to his intimate and dating partner on January 8, 2014, near Kyle.  He also strangled and suffocated her.

The charges are merely accusations and White Crane 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 Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.

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


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