Eagle Butte Woman Indicted for Assaulting Federal Officer
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 27, 2011|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for assaulting, resisting, and impeding a federal officer.
Pamela Dawn Garreau, age 45, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 13, 2010. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 27, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both. The charge is merely an accusation, and Garreau is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
Garreau was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.