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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 24, 2013

Lower Brule Woman Charged With Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Monica Quilt, age 41, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013, for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  Quilt appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 24, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.  The maximum penalty on each count upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.  The charges are merely accusations, and Quilt is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.  Quilt was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service.  A trial date has not yet been set.

Updated June 22, 2015