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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 11, 2014

Winnebago Man Sentenced for Forcibly Resisting a Police Officer

Richard Brownrigg, age 59 of Winnebago, Nebraska, was sentenced upon his conviction for forcibly resisting a Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer.  Chief United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Brownrigg to serve five years of probation and ordered him to pay a special assessment of $100.

On November 2, 2013, a Winnebago BIA police officer responded to a disturbance call involving Brownrigg.  As Brownrigg drove away from the scene, the officer followed and activated his emergency lights.  Rather than stopping, Brownrigg drove away at a high rate of speed.  When Brownrigg eventually stopped and the officer approached his vehicle, Brownrigg stated he was not going to let the officer arrest him.  Brownrigg then attempted to drive away as the officer was standing by the vehicle, but the officer was able to dive into the vehicle and turn off the engine.  Brownrigg also physically resisted the officer’s attempts to place handcuffs on him.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Updated January 29, 2015