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Lower Brule woman gets prison in assault case

A Lower Brule woman convicted of assault by striking, beating and wounding was sentenced in federal court Thursday.

Monica Quilt, 42, was sentenced to six months of imprisonment, one year of supervised release and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Quilt was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15. She pleaded guilty on Sept. 4. The conviction stems from an incident between May 8 and May 9. Quilt and the victim, who were involved in an intimate, dating relationship, had both been out drinking, but separately. During the morning hours of May 9, Quilt went to her home and the victim arrived later.

A physical assault occurred between Quilt and the victim, which resulted in the victim suffering injuries to his neck and face.

Quilt is to self-report to the U.S. Marshals Service on Dec. 12.