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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 29, 2017

South Antelope Woman Sentenced for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a South Antelope, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on April 18, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Aprielle Marie Poitra, age 21, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Poitra was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016. She pled guilty on February 28, 2017.

On the evening of March 18, 2016, Poitra stabbed her boyfriend in the arm with a knife during an argument at their home.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated April 29, 2017