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Two White River Women Indicted For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two White River, South Dakota women have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Ashley Vanderwalker, age 24, and Jarashae Vanderwalker, age 20, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 25, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years’ in custody, 3 years’ of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and both women are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

Ashley Vanderwalker and Jarashae Vanderwalker were both released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015