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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rosebud Woman Charged With Concealing Person From Arrest

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Concealing Person From Arrest.

Samantha Spotted War Bonnet, age 24, was indicted on November 13, 2014. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 4, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 1 year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between June 12, 2014, and June 13, 2014, Spotted War Bonnet harbored and concealed a person who had an active warrant for arrest.

The charge is merely an accusation and Spotted War Bonnet is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Spotted War Bonnet was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015