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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Selby Woman Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Selby, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for three counts of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Amanda Iron Wing, age 27, was indicted on August 11, 2015. She appeared before United States Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on January 13, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 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 June 6, 2015, Iron Wing used her vehicle to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with two law enforcement officers when they were performing their official duties. A third count alleges that Iron Wing forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with a federal officer while he was performing his official duties resulting in the infliction of bodily injury to that law enforcement officer.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Iron Wing was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated January 19, 2016