A Flandreau woman has been sentenced in federal court for assaulting a federal officer.  24-year-old Caley Studsdahl was convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer stemming from an incident in April of 2020.  U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier sentenced Studsdahl this week to three years of probation and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

The conviction stemmed from an incident in April of 2020 when Studsdahl was approached by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Acting Chief of Police because there was a tribal warrant for her arrest.  The Acting Chief of Police placed Studsdahl in handcuffs, conducted a search, and placed her in the rear cage of his patrol vehicle.  Before he could close the door, Studsdahl assaulted the Acting Chief by spitting on his face and directing an obscenity at him.  

The case was investigated by the FBI.  




June 29, 2022