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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Parmelee Woman Indicted For Assault And Child Abuse

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

Toni Good Shield, a/k/a Toni Little Thunder, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 27, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Good Shield 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 Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

Good Shield was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015