Lantry Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lantry, South Dakota, man convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on July 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Charg Hebb, age 20, was sentenced to one year and 1 day of custody, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Hebb was indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013. He pled guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter on April 15, 2014.
The conviction arose from an incident on October 12, 2012, on County Road 50 near Lantry, on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, when Hebb caused a car crash that killed a young man who was a passenger in his vehicle. Hebb was driving his 2005 Pontiac Bonneville in excess of the speed limit, driving recklessly and on the wrong side of the road, causing a head-on collision with a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. Two people in the Blazer were also seriously injured.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.
Hebb was ordered to self-surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service on August 12, 2014, to begin serving his sentence.