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White River Woman Indicted for Assault Charges

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

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

Crystal Earth, age 26, was indicted on April 17, 2018.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 30, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody 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 February 26, 2018, Earth assaulted an individual with a knife with intent to do bodily harm and that assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

The charges are merely accusations and Earth 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 Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated May 2, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
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