United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota woman charged with assaulting, resisting, and impeding a federal officer was sentenced on September 26, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Adeline Skunk, age 39, was sentenced to 27 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Skunk was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 10, 2012, and pled guilty on June 20, 2012.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on March 24, 2012, when Skunk interfered with a federal officer while said officer was assigned to perform law enforcement functions.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.
Skunk was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.