Lakota Ranch
8:40 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Little Soldier: Nothing to Show we Misspent Anything

GREENVILLE - Hunt County authorities say there is no criminal investigation into donations made to the Lakota Ranch in the weeks following the death of Lightning Medicine Cloud.

A Dallas television station is conducting their own investigation of what happened to between $5,000 and $6,000 initially donated following the buffalo calf’s alleged murder.

"They are wanting to go on a fraud situation," Little Soldier said. "There is nothing there to show we misspent anything."

He added that the money was spent on the Native American Scholarship Powwow held in May.

In August, Sheriff Randy Meeks closed the investigation into the death of Lightning and his mother, Buffalo Woman, claiming the two died of natural causes, rather than by violence.

District Attorney Noble D. Walker says he has not filed any charges and his office is not involved in any probe of Little Soldier or the ranch.

"I have not had anything filed and I am not aware of anything," Walker added.