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District of South Dakota

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Little Eagle Woman Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on August 4, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Verinda Red Legs, age 30, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Red Legs was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2013. She pled guilty on May 12, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident on October 18, 2013, when following a night of drinking, Red Legs got into an argument with her husband, the victim, at their home.  Red Legs chased the victim around the house and stabbed him in the abdomen.  Red Legs then fled the area and law enforcement was called. 
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.
Red Legs was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015