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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 6, 2013

Lower Brule Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting And Impeding A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
         
Cody Crazy Bull, age 22, was indicted on August 21, 2013, for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer.  Crazy Bull appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 4, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 
         
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 
         
The charge is merely an accusation, and Crazy Bull is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 
         
The Indictment alleges that on July 20, 2013, Crazy Bull interfered with a federal law enforcement officer by using a deadly and dangerous weapon while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.
         
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. 
         
Crazy Bull was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015