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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rosebud Woman Pleads Guilty To Assault

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Toni Good Shield, a/k/a Toni Little Thunder, age 29, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 16, 2013 and pled guilty to Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on February 7, 2013 when Good Shield kicked the victim causing a fracture to her left leg and a bloody nose.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for July 8, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015