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White River Woman Charged with Simple Assault and Aiding and Abetting

June 18, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Ashley Vanderwalker, age 24, of White River, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 17, 2013, and pled guilty to Simple Assault and Aiding and Abetting.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 6 months in custody, a $5,000 fine, or both; and $10 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 3, 2011 when Vanderwalker and others assaulted the victim with a bat.

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 August 12, 2013. The defendant was released pending sentencing.



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