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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Wounded Knee Woman Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Wounded Knee, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Ashlee Randall, age 34, was indicted on June 23, 2022.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on July 8, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges stem from Randall shooting a man near Wounded Knee in May 2022.  The charges are merely an accusation and Randall is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson is prosecuting the case.   

Randall was released pending trial.  A trial date has been set for September 13, 2022.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated July 12, 2022