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Fort Thompson Woman Charged And Sentenced For Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, woman charged with Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding pled guilty to and was sentenced on June 10, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Mary St. John, a/k/a Mary Hoisington, age 58, was sentenced to 6 months of custody, 1 year of supervised release, $500 in restitution, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 19, 2014, when St. John assaulted a female victim causing multiple bruises and abrasions to her head and body.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Law Enforcement Agency.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges. 

St. John was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015