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Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced on Assault Charge

January 28, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte woman convicted of Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on January 24, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Charmagne Means, age 27, was sentenced to 6 months probation, a $150 fine, a $25 special assessment, and a letter of apology to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police officers.

Means was indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012. She pled guilty to the charge on October 29, 2012.

The conviction stems from an incident on June 3, 2011 when the Defendant did not obey repeated orders by law enforcement officers to stop as she and her co-defendant ran toward officers who were arresting another individual. She was intercepted by an officer and physically resisted arrest.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Services. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler prosecuted the case.



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