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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 31, 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 a Federal Officer.

Reno Roubideaux, age 39, was indicted on August 21, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 22, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 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 charge relates to an incident that occurred on July 31, 2013, when Roubideaux forcibly assaulted a law enforcement officer. The charge is merely an accusation and Roubideaux 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 Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.   

Roubideaux was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for February 25, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015