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Press Release

Mission Woman Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Employee

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman charged with Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding a Federal Employee pled guilty to and was sentenced on October 23, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Twila Two Strike, age 56, was sentenced to 6 months of unsupervised probation, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 14, 2014, when a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Realty Officer went to Two Strike’s home to investigate community complaints regarding a padlocked gate impeding cars from accessing the Blue Thunder Cemetery. While the Realty Officer was speaking with a member of the Two Strike’s family through a screen door, Two Strike approached him from outside his peripheral line of vision and threatened to physically assault him if he did not get off their land.  Two Strike swung her hand toward the Realty Officer in an attempt to strike him.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher. 

Two Strike was released.

Updated June 22, 2015