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Rapid City Woman Sentenced For Assaulting Infant

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City woman convicted of Simple Assault was sentenced on January 3, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy. Shalaine Bear Runner, age 26, was sentenced to 3 years of probation and ordered to pay $25 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

In June 2012 at Pine Ridge, Bear Runner and another person assaulted a seven-month old infant, causing bruising and bleeding. She pled guilty on October 9, 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 Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015