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McLaughlin Woman Sentenced On Assault Charges

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota woman appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on May 9, 2013 and pled guilty to a Superseding Information charging Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and Simple Assault.

Thomasine Long Feather, age 21, was sentenced to 30 days in custody on each count to run concurrent, and a $20 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Long Feather was indicted by a federal grand jury in December of 2012. The conviction stems from an incident during the early morning hours of September 19, 2012 when the Defendant unlawfully entered a home in McLaughlin with the intention of confronting the victim about a prior argument between them. Upon entering the home, the Defendant threw the victim to the ground and began to repeatedly strike the victim on the head and face.

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

Long Feather is to self-surrender on May 28, 2013 to begin serving her sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015