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Pukwana Woman Sentenced for Assault

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Pukwana, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on September 20, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Casey Harrison, age 30, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Harrison was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 10, 2020.  She pled guilty on September 20, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 24, 2020, in Fort Thompson, South Dakota, in which officers responded to a report of an intoxicated and aggressive individual.  Upon arrival, officers attempted to arrest Harrison, who assaulted a law enforcement officer by kicking him, squeezing his genitalia, and spitting on him.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Updated September 22, 2021