United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Monica Quilt, age 41, of Lower Brule, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 4, 2013, and pled guilty to the Information that charged her with Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment and/or a $100,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, an additional year of supervised release upon revocation, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge stems from an incident between May 8, 2013, and May 9, 2013, wherein Quilt and the victim, who were involved in an intimate, dating relationship, had both been out drinking, but separately. During the morning hours of May 9th, Quilt went to her home and the victim arrived later. A physical assault occurred between Quilt and the victim, which resulted in the victim suffering injuries to his neck and face that required medical treatment.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Quilt was released on bond pending sentencing which has been set for November 8, 2013.