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Pierre Woman Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on August 20, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Toni Ladeaux, age 21, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Ladeaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2018.  She pled guilty on June 12, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on February 9, 2018.  On that date, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home in the North Antelope Community near Mission, South Dakota, and subsequently arrested Ladeaux for domestic abuse.  As she was being transported to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Corrections Facility (ACF), Ladeaux began kicking the window of the patrol vehicle.  The transporting officer pulled over and a second officer arrived to assist in placing Ladeaux in leg restraints. While the officers were attempting to secure her, Ladeaux kicked one officer and bit the other officer’s pant leg.  Ladeaux continued to be combative after she arrived at the ACF, kicking a corrections officer as she was being secured in a restraint chair.

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

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

Updated August 22, 2018