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Press Release

Rapid City Woman Sentenced On Assault Charge

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota woman convicted of Simple Assault was sentenced on May 31, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Raylene C. Chipps, age 25, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and a $10 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Chipps was indicted by a federal grand jury in October of 2012. The conviction stems from an incident on May 4, 2012 when the Defendant was riding in a vehicle in Mission, South Dakota when they came upon two women walking along the road and stopped. Two occupants of the vehicle exited and confronted the victim. A fight ensued and Chipps joined in the assault. As a result, the victim sustained a broken jaw, among other injuries.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley.

Updated June 22, 2015