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Rosebud Woman Charged With Assault By Striking, Beating And Wounding And Simple Assault

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Myra Ree, a/k/a Myra Iron Shell, age 24, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on August 22, 2013, and pled guilty to Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and Simple Assault. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 6 months in custody, a $5,000 fine, or both; and $10 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 28, 2013, when a fight ensued between Ree and the victim.  Ree struck the victim and bit him on the arm, wounding him.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher.

A sentencing date was set for September 5, 2013.  Ree was released on bond pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015