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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Selby Woman Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Selby, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on August 29, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Amanda Iron Wing, age 28, was sentenced to 21 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, $1,669.46 in restitution, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Iron Wing was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 11, 2015.  She pled guilty on June 8, 2016.

The conviction stems from a June 6, 2015, incident when a vehicle Iron Wing was driving was reported stolen.  Iron Wing led law enforcement on a high-speed chase that lasted approximately 30 minutes.  During the pursuit, Iron Wing was throwing alcoholic beverage containers out of the vehicle.  A law enforcement officer pulled up alongside the pickup and told Iron Wing she needed to stop, but she replied that she didn’t want to.  Twice during the pursuit, law enforcement officers had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with Iron Wing’s vehicle.  Finally, Iron Wing backed into an approach and stopped.  When a patrol car was less than 10 feet from the pickup, Iron Wing accelerated rapidly, rammed the left front corner of the patrol car, and continued west towards Highway 63.  An officer set up road spike strips on Route 2 just before Highway 63, and Iron Wing drove over them and stopped.  When the officers approached Iron Wing’s vehicle, she locked the doors and refused to open them.  An officer broke a window to gain access and placed Iron Wing in wrist restraints.  Iron Wing was cursing and swearing at the officers, and she was intoxicated, blowing a .248 on the PBT.  One of the officers received a cut on his right forearm during this process.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Dewey County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Iron Wing was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated September 8, 2016