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Kyle Woman Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding was sentenced by Daneta Wollmann, U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Mattie Yankton, age 38, was sentenced on August 2, 2019, to 3 years of probation, 25 hours of community service work, and ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Yankton was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2018.  The charge related to Yankton assaulting a man while he slept on April 12, 2018, at Kyle.  The assault resulted in him having to seek medical treatment for his injury.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama prosecuted the case.

Updated August 8, 2019

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