Porcupine Woman Sentenced For Assault
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating or Wounding was sentenced on August 4, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy.
Cheryl Lynn Cross, age 24, was sentenced to 1 year of probation and was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
In August 2013, at Porcupine, Cross punched and scratched a minor child in the face.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.