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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 18, 2017

Pine Ridge Woman Indicted for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Assault of a Federal Officer, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Discharge of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime of Violence.

Connie Wilson, age 54, was indicted on September 12, 2017. Wilson appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on September 13, 2017, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Wilson assaulting two federal officers with a firearm in Oglala Lakota County on August 29, 2017.

The charges are merely accusations and Wilson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Wilson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for November 14, 2017.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated September 18, 2017