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St. Francis Woman Charged with Assaulting a federal officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-341-1915

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting a Federal Officer.

Amanda Broken Leg, age 20, was indicted on November 14, 2013.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 8, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to incidents that occurred on October 18, 2013, when Broken Leg assaulted a law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon, that is, a motor vehicle.  Broken Leg also assaulted and resisted law enforcement officers when they tried to restrain her.  

The charge is merely an accusation and Broken Leg 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 Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.   

Broken Leg was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

 


 

 

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