United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota woman charged with simple assault and misprision of a pelony was sentenced on August 15, 2012 by United States District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. As to the simple assault charge, Jamie Lynn Eagle Bull, age 30, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, one year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. As to the misprision of a felony charge, Eagle Bull was sentenced to 12 months’ and one day of imprisonment, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. The periods of imprisonment and supervised release are to run concurrently.
Eagle Bull was indicted for child abuse and making false statements to a federal agency by a federal grand jury on April 19, 2011. The charges relate to Eagle Bull throwing a hammer that ultimately struck an infant in the head in November 2010. Eagle Bull then concealed a false statement made by another person to law enforcement about the incident. Eagle Bull pled guilty to simple assault and misprision of a felony on May 8, 2012.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.
Eagle Bull was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.