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Todd County Woman Sentenced for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Todd County, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Julia Swift Hawk, age 26, was sentenced on May 11, 2021, to time served through May 18, 2021, equal to three months incarceration, followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

The conviction stems from an incident that occurred outside the Rosebud Casino, in Todd County, on January 14, 2020.  Swift Hawk unlawfully assaulted an individual with a utility knife with the intent to do bodily harm to the individual.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Elmore prosecuted the case.

Swift Hawk was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 14, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime