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Wakpala Woman Arraigned On Assault Charges

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wakpala woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Adrienne Kills Small, age 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 5, 2013. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 7, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both and a period of supervised release of 3 years on each count. The charge is merely an accusation and Kills Small is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case. Kills Small was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015