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Lower Brule Woman Sentenced for Assault of a Federal Officer

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on November 1, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Chassidy Crazy Bull, age 20, was sentenced to seven months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, $7,968.10 in restitution, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Crazy Bull was indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury in March of 2022. She pleaded guilty on July 19, 2022.

On September 21, 2021, Crazy Bull went on a 15-minute-high speed chase with Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement through the communities of Lower Brule and West Brule, South Dakota.  At the end of the pursuit, Crazy Bull rammed her vehicle into the patrol vehicle of one of the officers involved in the pursuit. The officer suffered a knee injury.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency and Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Crazy Bull was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated November 3, 2022

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