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Lower Brule Woman Sentenced for Assault

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 28, 2012
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota woman charged with assault with a dangerous weapon was sentenced on September 25, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Keesha Ewing, age 31, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Ewing was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 20, 2012, and pled guilty to count two of the indictment on July 3, 2012.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on December 18, 2011, when Ewing assaulted the victim with a knife. Ewing stabbed the victim once in the neck, requiring 10 staples to close, and once in the back, requiring six staples to close.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.

Ewing was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

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