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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Eagle Butte Woman Charged With Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Kenna Bridwell, age 28, was indicted on January 14, 2014. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 17, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Bridwell is alleged to have assaulted a woman in November 2013 as a result of a car crash near Eagle Butte. The charge is merely an accusation and Bridwell is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.   

Bridwell was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015