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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mission Man Charged With Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Logan Lafferty, age 27, was indicted on April 22, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 28, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about March 8, 2014, Lafferty did use a dangerous weapon, a vehicle, to assault law enforcement officers.

The charge is merely an accusation and Lafferty is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Lafferty was released to a third party custodian pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015