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pine ridge woman sentenced for assaulting a tribal officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-341-1915

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault on a Federal Officer was sentenced on September 12, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.    

Pamela Belt, age 49, was sentenced to 3 years’ probation and was ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and a $250 fine.

On June 10, 2012, near Oglala, Belt physically resisted an Oglala Sioux Tribal officer as he was attempting to arrest her, and she also hit and kicked his car windows in an attempt to get out of the police vehicle.  She pled guilty on May 8, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

  

  

       

 

 

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