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Mission Woman Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

LaShay Shields, age 21, was indicted on July 19, 2016.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 23, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years each in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years each of supervised release, and $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on June 13, 2016, Shields assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated and interfered with several officers from the Rosebud Sioux Indian Tribe, while said officers were engaged in their official duties.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson is prosecuting the case.   

Shields was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated August 26, 2016

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