Nevada Supreme Court denies Nathan Chasing Horse’s second appeal

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Supreme Court denied a second appeal from accused sexual predator Nathan Chasing Horse on Tuesday after the “Dances with Wolves” actor asked Nevada’s highest court to drop the charges against him.

Chasing Horse is charged with 18 counts in Clark County District Court in connection with alleged sexual abuse against two women. One of the women said that sexual abuse began when she was underage.

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In February of 2022, Chasing Horse was indicted by a grand jury in Clark County for a total of 19 counts. This included 10 counts of sexual assault against a minor under the age of 16, six counts of sexual assault, along with open and gross lewdness, first-degree kidnapping of a minor, and trafficking in a controlled substance. Clark County District Court Judge Carli Kierny later dropped one drug charge.

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In January of 2022, Las Vegas Metro police investigated Chasing Horse and executed a search warrant at his North Las Vegas home where he lived with several women who were referred to as his wives. He was taken into custody.

The 8 News Now Investigators have learned that similar allegations against Chasing Horse have previously been made, but did not result in an arrest.

Nevada Supreme Court declines to drop charges against Nathan Chasing Horse

The Las Vegas case is the first of several to move forward against Chasing Horse. He faces federal charges along with warrants in Montana and Canada. He also has previously been banned from several reservations.

Chasing Horse remains in jail in downtown Las Vegas. His bail was previously set at $300,000.

A status check in the Las Vegas case is scheduled for Jan. 24.

To reach investigative reporter Vanessa Murphy with any tips or information, email

To contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline, call 1-800-656-4673.

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