‘Dances With Wolves’ actor Nathan Chasing Horse told wives to ‘shoot it out’ if police came to house: report
New details emerged Wednesday of the arrest of ‘Dances With Wolves’ actor Nathan Chasing Horse, the Associated Press reported.
Charged with multiple sex crimes, Chasing Horse, 46, was taken into custody Tuesday at his Las Vegas residence. Formal charges have yet to be filed, but the actor faces one count of sexual assault of a child under 16, one count of child abuse or neglect, one count of sexual assault and two counts of sex trafficking.
Records obtained by the AP say Chasing Horse trained his five wives, with whom he lived in the Las Vegas residence, to use firearms and told them to ‘shoot’ them with police officers if they tried. to “break up their family”. .”
He also ordered his wives to take “suicide pills” if that plan failed, which were small white pills, according to information given to police by two women. An ex-wife also said she believed the current wives of Chasing Horse would carry out his instructions if the police arrested him.
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This Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows former actor Nathan Chasing Horse, who may face multiple charges of sexual assault and sex trafficking, and the life imprisonment. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
In a raid on his home on Tuesday, which followed a months-long investigation into Chasing Horse, authorities found memory cards with videos of the sexual assaults, firearms, 41 pounds of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, reported the AP on Wednesday.
The actor was taken to Clark County Jail before midnight without bail on the sexual assault charges. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday in North Las Vegas.
Court records do not show a lawyer listed on his behalf, and Las Vegas police told the AP the actor was “unable” to give an interview in jail on Wednesday.
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Las Vegas police work near the home of former actor Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, who passes by Nathan Chasing Horse, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Known for his role as a young Sioux tribesman “Smiles A Lot” in Kevin Costner’s award-winning film “Dances With Wolves”, Chasing Horse has earned a reputation as a “medicine man” among the tribes of the United States. States and Canada. He allegedly held healing ceremonies in which he allegedly abused his position by physically and sexually assaulting Indigenous girls and women, taking underage wives, and ultimately leading a cult.
He is also believed to be the leader of the cult known as The Circle.
Las Vegas police said Tuesday they have identified at least six sexual assault victims, some of whom were as young as 14 when the alleged abuse took place. The allegations against the actor date back to the early 2000s and have been made in several states, including Montana, South Dakota and Nevada, where he has lived for nearly 10 years.
He is also accused of recording sexual assaults and arranging sex with the victims for other men who paid him.
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Nathan Chasing Horse circa 1992 at age 17. The Lakota actor starred as Smiles A Lot in “Dances With Wolves.”
Chasing Horse’s arrest comes nearly a decade after Fort Peck tribal leaders voted unanimously to ban him from the Poplar, Montana reservation amid various allegations, including of human trafficking, drug trafficking, spiritual abuse and intimidation of tribal members, Indian County Today reported.
In South Dakota, where Chasing Horse allegedly committed some of the crimes, the attorney general’s office said it focused on crimes against Native Americans, particularly women and girls.
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Chasing Horse was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Sicangu Sioux, one of the seven tribes of the Lakota Nation.
Nathan Chasing Horse of Rosebud, South Dakota, and a member of the Sioux tribe, leads the color guard at the start of the grand entrance into the colosseum. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.