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Mission Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

September 12, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney


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.

Kyla Sharp Butte, age 18, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2011. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 12, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Sharp Butte is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher. Sharp Butte was released to a third party custodian.



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