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Three Eagle Butte Men Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that three Eagle Butte, South Dakota, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily.

Tahlon Ducheneaux, age 23, Raymond Uses The Knife, III, a/k/a Yamni Uses The Knife, III, age 25, and Chase Dolphus, age 21, were indicted on February 17, 2016.  All three made initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $500,000 fine, 6 years of supervised release, and $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about July 25, 2015, Ducheneaux, Uses The Knife, and Dolphus unlawfully assaulted another human being,  resulting in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely accusation and Ducheneaux, Uses The Knife, and Dolphus are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Ducheneaux and Dolphus were released on bond pending trial.  Uses The Knife was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for April 26, 2016.

Updated April 11, 2016

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