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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Friday, July 12, 2013

Little Eagle Woman Sentence On Assault Charges

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault By Striking, Beating and Wounding and Simple Assault was sentenced on July 10, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes. 

Emily Rose Yellow Earrings, age 50, was sentenced to 10 months in custody and a $20 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

Yellow Earrings was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011.  On April 19, 2013, she pled guilty to a superseding information. 

The conviction stems from an incident during the early morning hours of March 6, 2010, when the defendant was attending a social gathering.  Also present at the gathering was the victim and the defendant's brother, who had previously been in a relationship.  The defendant began an argument with the victim, became enraged, and struck the victim on top of the head.  A struggle ensued and the victim was again struck by the defendant in the face.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley.

Yellow Earrings must self-report to the U.S. Marshals Service no later than July 23, 2013 to begin serving her sentence.

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Updated June 22, 2015