Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Manderson, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting a Federal Officer.
Unpowin White Plume, age 34, was indicted on October 21, 2021. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on November 3, 2021, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is eight years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge relates to White Plume assaulting a federal officer who was employed with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety on March 8, 2020. The charge is merely an accusation and Means is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Safety. U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama is prosecuting the case.
White Plume was released from custody pending trial. A trial date has been set for January 11, 2022.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Dakota