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District of South Dakota

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rapid City Woman Indicted in Death of Child

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Tampering with Evidence, Accessory to First Degree Murder, False Statement, and Misprision of a Felony.

Sonya Dubray, age 47, was indicted on September 20, 2016.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on September 28, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment. 3 years of supervised release, and/or a $250,000 fine and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Dubray’s involvement in covering up the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old child at Porcupine.  The charges are merely an accusation and Dubray is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah B. Collins and Megan J. Poppen are prosecuting the case.

Dubray was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  

Violent Crimes
Updated September 29, 2016