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Parmelee Woman Sentenced on Assault Charge

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

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee woman charged with Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on November 28, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Josie Kills Plenty, age 30, was sentenced to 30 months in custody and 3 years of supervised release.
Kills Plenty was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2011. She pled guilty to Count II of the indictment in August 2011.

The conviction stems from an incident on February 10, 2011, when Kills Plenty and the victim were at a home in Parmelee consuming alcohol. During the course of the evening, she became upset, grabbed a kitchen knife, and attempted to stab the victim in the neck. The victim put an arm up to block the knife and was stabbed in the right arm, creating a 3-4 centimeter puncture wound. Kills Plenty then called the police, told them what she had done, and fled.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Kills Plenty was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal to begin serving her sentence.




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