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Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced On Assault Charge

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

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte woman convicted of Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on January 24, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Delanita LaClair, age 49, was sentenced to 3 years probation, a $300 fine, a $25 special assessment, 40 hours of community service, and a letter of apology to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police officers.

LaClair was indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012. She pled guilty to the charge on January 24, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident on June 3, 2011 when the Defendant did not obey repeated orders by law enforcement officers to stop as she and her co-defendant ran toward officers who were arresting another individual. She was intercepted by an officer and physically resisted arrest.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Services. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015