Cherry Creek men charged with murder, assault and tampering with evidence

CHERRY CREEK, S.D. — Two men from Cherry Creek have been charged with murder, assault and tampering with evidence.

Jerome White Horse, Jr. 60, and his son, Samuel White Horse, 31, were indicted for second degree murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury on Mar. 9 2020. Samuel was also indicted on tampering with evidence after he tried to hide the alleged murder weapon.

The charges came after an alleged incident on Feb. 12. 2020 when Jerome and Samuel assaulted, and with malice aforethought, murdered a male victim by beating him with a garden hoe.

Charges are accusations at this point, and the suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

The investigation is being done by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.

Jerome and Samuel were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service as they await their trial which is set for May, 5 2020.

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