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District of South Dakota

Thursday, May 9, 2019

St. Francis Woman Indicted on Assault Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a  Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury.

Tiffany Spotted War Bonnet, age 44, was indicted on April 9, 2019.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 7, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison 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 March 4, 2019, Spotted War Bonnet assaulted an individual with a sharp metal object with the intent to do bodily harm, and the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely accusations and Spotted War Bonnet 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 Michael J. Elmore is prosecuting the case.   

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated May 9, 2019