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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Two Men Indicted for Several Charges Related to a Robbery and Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that two men from the Pine Ridge reservation have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Robbery, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Tampering with a Witness, and Use and Brandishing of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime of Violence.

Charles Colhoff, a/k/a Charles H. Goings, a/k/a Chuckie Colhoff, age 27 from Pine Ridge, and Jeremy Crow, age 22 from Batesland, were indicted on April 14, 2016.  Crow appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on March 30, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.  Colhoff appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on April 15, 2016, and pleaded not guilty.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Colhoff and Crow using a firearm to rob two females at Pine Ridge on June 4, 2015.  On June 11, 2015, they again used a firearm to assault and threaten another female at Pine Ridge. 

The charges are merely accusations and Colhoff and Crow are 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 Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Colhoff and Crow were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for June 21, 2016.

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Violent Crime
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Updated April 23, 2016