Kyle Man Indicted for Second Degree Murder

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RAPID CITY – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced a federal grand jury has indicted a Kyle man for Second Degree Murder.

Scotty Old Horse, age 27, was indicted in November of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on November 23, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that on November 2, 2022, at Kyle, South Dakota, Old Horse killed a man by striking him with a vehicle.

The charge is merely an accusation and Old Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelsey Blair is prosecuting the case. 

Old Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.