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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Woman Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon

Spokane – Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Kathleen Joy Yallup, age 45, of Parker, Washington, was sentenced today after having been found guilty on April 21, 2021, of assault with a dangerous weapon following a three-day jury trial. United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced Yallup to a 70-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 3-year term of court supervision after she is released from federal prison.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Yallup stabbed the male victim multiple times in the face and chest during an argument inside his car on January 10, 2020, in Parker, Washington, which is within the external boundaries of the Yakama Nation. Shortly after the assault, Yallup was arrested by Yakama Nation Police officers.

Acting United States Attorney Harrington said, “The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington commends the law enforcement officers with the Yakama Nation Police Department, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation who investigated this case. Violent crime in the external boundaries of the Yakama Nation is extremely serious and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington will prosecute vigorously any individuals who may engage in such conduct.”

This case was investigated by the Yakama Nation Police Department, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Benjamin D. Seal, and Matthew A. Stone, Assistant United States Attorneys for the Eastern District of Washington.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
1:20-CR-2005-SMJ
Updated August 24, 2021