United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding was sentenced on November 14, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.
Monica Quilt, age 42, was sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Quilt was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013. She pled guilty to an Information on September 4, 2013.
The conviction 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 prosecuted the case.
Quilt is to self-report to the U.S. Marshals Service on December 12, 2013.