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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 13, 2016

South Antelope Woman Charged with Assault

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

Aprielle Poitra, age 20, was indicted on April 13, 2016.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 9, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon is up to ten years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  The maximum penalty upon conviction of Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury is up to five years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

It is alleged that on March 18, 2016, Poitra unlawfully assaulted an individual with a knife and that said assault resulted in substantial bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Poitra is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

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

Topic: 
Violent Crimes
Updated May 13, 2016