Lower Brule Woman Indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Chassidy Crazy Bull, age 19, was indicted on March 8, 2022.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 11, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on September 21, 2021, in Lyman County, South Dakota, Crazy Bull did assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a law enforcement officer who was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency, and that such conduct involved the use of motor vehicle as a dangerous weapon.

The charge is merely an accusation and Crazy Bull is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Crazy Bull was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.