Flandreau woman charged with assaulting a federal officer

A Flandreau woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for assaulting, resisting, and impeding a federal officer.

24-year-old Caley Studsdahl was indicted and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy last week pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

The indictment alleges that in April of 2020, Studsdahl forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with the Acting Chief of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe while he was engaged in the performance of his official duties and said contact involved physical contact. 

The maximum penalty is up to eight years in federal prison and/or a 250-thousand dollar fine, three years of supervised release, and one-hundred dollars to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

Studsdahl was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for November 23rd.