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Parmelee Woman Arraigned on Assault Charges

April 28, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Retaliating Against a Witness, Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, and Assaulting a Federal Officer.

Josie Kills Plenty, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2011. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 28, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years' imprisonment on the retaliation charge; 10 years' imprisonment on the assault charge; and 1 year on the assault of a federal officer charge. The charges are merely accusations, and Kills Plenty 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 Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. Kills Plenty was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.



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