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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mission Woman Charged With Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Misty Swalley, age 24, was indicted on July 15, 2014.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on July 31, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about June 25, 2014, in Todd County, Swalley assaulted the victim with a dangerous weapon, that is a sharp edged instrument, and the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Swalley is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Swalley was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015