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Lower Brule Woman Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Officer

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on August 19, 2021, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Kristy Andrews, age 28, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $50.

Andrews was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 11, 2020.  She pled guilty on November 12, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on November 23, 2019, in Lower Brule.  Andrews assaulted two federal law enforcement officers while they were engaged in the performance of their official duties.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Andrews was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated August 20, 2021

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