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District of South Dakota

Friday, January 6, 2017

Mission Woman Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer

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


Heather DuBray, age 45, was indicted on December 13, 2016. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 6, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.


The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.


The Indictment alleges that on or about November 7, 2016, DuBray did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with two corrections officers from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe while they were engaged in the performance of their official duties.


The charge is merely an accusation and DuBray 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 Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.


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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 6, 2017