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Pine Ridge Woman Sentenced For Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge woman convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding was sentenced on January 3, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy. Matilda Iron Teeth, a/k/a Matilda Red Shirt, a/k/a Tilly, age 55, was sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $10 to the victims’ assistance fund.

In February 2012, Iron Teeth assaulted a man during an argument. She pled guilty on October 11, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Iron Teeth was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015