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Prison term for woman who assaulted federal officer

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports

A Northern Arapaho woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for assault on a federal officer in 2013.

According to court documents filed in October 2013, Marion Joyce Kills Enemy, 24, knowingly and forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded and interfered with Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer Mike Shockley while he was engaged in, and "on account of," the performance of his official duties.

Her initial appearance originally was set for Nov. 6, 2013, in Lander, but the hearing was vacated Nov. 1, 2013, because officials were unable to deliver a summons to her home. Documents state the summons was "undeliverable" to the address given for Kills Enemy.

A new summons was executed Nov. 4, 2013, at the Fremont County Detention Center, where Kills Enemy was incarcerated. She received a summons again on Nov. 18, 2013, and her initial appearance was set for Nov. 20, 2013, in Lander.

Kills enemy pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Dec. 4, 2013, in Lander, and a jury trial was set for Jan. 27, 2014, in Casper.

Court records state a plea agreement was due by Jan. 17. A change of plea hearing was set for Jan. 30, in Lander, where Kills Enemy pleaded guilty and was put in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. She was sentenced April 23 to four months in prison with a credit for 83 days served. She also will serve one year of supervised probation and pay a $350 fine with a $25 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and BIA law enforcement.

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