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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced For Two Counts Of Simple Assault Of A Minor

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of two counts of Simple Assault of a Minor was sentenced on May 2, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.  

Terri Kills Crow, a/k/a Terri Village Center, age 28, was sentenced to 24 months of probation and a $50 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Kills Crow was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013, and pled guilty to two counts of Simple Assault of a Minor on February 21, 2014.

The conviction arose from two incidents in November 2012 when Kills Crow assaulted two minor victims in Eagle Butte who had not attained the age of 16. In the first incident, Kills Crow grabbed the victim’s arm and pulled in an inappropriate, excessive, and offensive manner that caused the victim great pain and exacerbated an existing arm injury.  In the second incident, in an attempt to punish the victim, Kills Crow hit the victim with a fly swatter in an excessive and offensive manner that went beyond any normal or reasonable means of punishment or correction for a young child.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.

Updated June 22, 2015