On Wednesday, a Redwood County District Court jury found a Morton woman guilty of Assault in the Second Degree and Assault in the Fifth Degree. The jury deliberated for approximately one hour Wednesday morning, May 15, before delivering the guilty verdict around 11 a.m.
Danielle Elizabeth Greyeagle, 34, was found guilty of assaulting the victim with her SUV on June 4, 2018, on the Lower Sioux Indian Community.
According to the criminal complaint, to evidence and testimony presented at trial, Greyeagle pulled into the parking lot of the Oyate C-Store, stopped her black SUV and stared at the victim. The victim entered his car and attempted to exit the parking lot. When he did this, Greyeagle accelerated her SUV rapidly and drove directly towards the victim. The victim had to veer to the left in order to avoid being struck by Greyeagle. Video surveillance and eye witness testimony confirmed Greyeagle intentionally accelerated her SUV and attempted to strike the victim with her vehicle.
Assistant Redwood County Attorney Joe Sanow told the jury, “Defendant said she just wanted to ‘talk’ to the victim. She didn’t really want to talk. But she did want to send a message: be afraid.”
Greyeagle will be sentenced July 1st at the Redwood County Courthouse.