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Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on June 15, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Teri Daun Halfred, age 24, was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.   

Halfred was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2019.  She pled guilty on February 25, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident in March 2019, when Halfred approached another adult on a street in Eagle Butte and stabbed her in the chest with a knife.  Halfred fled the scene after her attack.  

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.   

Halfred was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 16, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime