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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mission Woman Sentenced To 36 Months For Stabbing Man At Gas Station

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on May 12, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Misty Fawn Swalley, age 24, was sentenced to 36 months in custody, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Swalley was indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014.  She pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on September 24, 2014.

On June 25, 2014, Swalley was at a gas station in Mission with some other people.  The victim was also at the gas station, talking to an individual who was with Swalley.  Swalley became upset at the conversation taking place, and circled behind the victim and stabbed him in the back with a steak knife.

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim M. Maher prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015