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Mission Woman Sentenced for 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 convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on May 22, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Heather DuBray, age 46, was sentenced to time served in custody since the date of the offense through June 2, 2017, followed by 4 months home confinement, 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

DuBray was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2016. She pled guilty on March 7, 2017.

The conviction stems from an incident that occurred on November 7, 2016. On that date, DuBray was in custody in the Rosebud Adult Correctional Facility, Rosebud, South Dakota, and had been placed in an observation cell. She became combative and began throwing things. Corrections officers removed her from the observation cell and placed her in a restraint chair, at which point she struck two of the officers and spit on one of them.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

DuBray was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 24, 2017

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