Eagle Butte man sentenced for vicious knife attack

PIERRE, S.D. — An Eagle Butte man has been sentenced for assaulting another person with a knife.

James Charger, 21, was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

The conviction stems from an incident in February of 2018 when Charger repeatedly stabbed another person in the chest and upper body with a knife. The victim was stabbed at least nine times.

The victim was then flown by emergency air transport to Rapid City Regional Hospital to be treated for his injuries and survived.

The case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Charger was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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