Woman pleads guilty to striking Chitimacha tribe member

A Charenton woman pleaded guilty this week to hitting a Chitimacha Tribe member in the victim’s home and trying to steal his prescription pills in a September attack, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Tammy M. Krol, 42, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault in U.S. District Court where Magistrate Judge C. Michael Hill did not set a sentencing date.

Krol faces up to a year in prison, a fine up to $100,000 and a year of supervised release for “assault by striking, beating or wounding in Indian Country,” U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said in a statement.

“Jurisdiction in Indian Country is based upon the unique sovereign relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes,” Finley said. “… The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecutes cases arising in Indian Country involving felonies where either the defendant or the victim is an Indian or both the defendant and the victim are Indian.”