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Pierre Woman Indicted for Assault Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Toni Ladeaux, age 21, was indicted on March 13, 2018. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 12, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty for each count 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 February 8, 2018, Ladeaux, forcibly kicked multiple Rosebud Sioux Tribe law enforcement officers.

The charges are merely accusations and Ladeaux 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.   

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

Updated April 12, 2018