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Red Scaffold Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Red Scaffold, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate Partner was sentenced on May 14, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Tyrell Chasing Hawk, age 32, was sentenced to 7 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Chasing Hawk was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 16, 2017.  He pled guilty on February 5, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on May 9, 2017, when Chasing Hawk assaulted his intimate partner by pulling on her hair and repeatedly punching her in the face. 

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Chasing Hawk was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 17, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime