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Rosebud Woman Indicted on Assault Charges

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Tianna Arellano, age 29, was indicted on February 17, 2016.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 19, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for each charge is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 26, 2015, Tianna Arellano assaulted an individual with a knife with intent to do bodily harm and that said assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely an accusation and Arellano is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Arellano was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated February 23, 2016

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