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Fort Thompson Woman Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on February 14, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Jennifer Surrounded, age 36, was sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Surrounded was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2021.  She pled guilty on November 16, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on February 12, 2021, in Fort Thompson.  Surrounded assaulted an officer with a knife while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Surrounded was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated February 17, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice