Eagle Butte man sentenced for assault by strangulation

EAGLE BUTTE, SD — United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Carl Iron Hawk of Eagle Butte has been convicted of assault by strangulation and was sentenced on Feb. 21, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Iron Hawk, age 39, was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison, which will be followed by three years of supervised release. The conviction came from a series of events in 2018.

On Feb. 24, 2018, a verbal and physical argument took place when an individual visited Iron Hawk’s home. During the argument, Iron Hawk strangled the victim, almost to the point of unconsciousness. Over the next two days, Iron Hawk did not allow the victim to leave and assaulted them with various weapons such as a knife, a lamp base, and a bed frame.

Iron Hawk kept the victim in his home until Feb. 26, when the victim called law enforcement and was transported to the hospital for the injuries she sustained.

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

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