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Little Eagle Woman Arraigned On Assault Charges

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With Intent to Commit Murder, Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Roxanne Spotted Horse, age 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 14, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction of Count I is 20 years' imprisonment. The maximum penalty upon conviction of Counts II and III is 10 years' imprisonment. All counts also include a $250,000 fine and period of supervised release of 3 years. The charges are merely accusations and Spotted Horse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case. Spotted Horse was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015