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Lower Brule Woman Charged with Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Megan Crazy Bull, age 22, was indicted on February 14, 2018.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 21, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 44 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, 13 years of supervised release, and up to $400 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on November 10, 2017, January 4, 2018, and also on January 18, 2018, Crazy Bull forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with five correctional officers and one law enforcement officer, while all the officers were engaged in the performance of their official duties, and said conducts involved physical contact with the officers.

The charges are merely accusations and Crazy Bull is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Crazy Bull was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for May 1, 2018.

Updated March 26, 2018

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