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White River Woman Sentencd for simple Assault
and Aiding and Abetting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-341-1915

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a White River, South Dakota woman convicted of Simple Assault and Aiding and Abetting was sentenced on July 8, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno. 

Ashley Vanderwalker, age 25, was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and $10 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Vanderwalker was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge on June 17, 2013.

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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.  Vanderwalker was released.

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