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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mission Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, And Impeding 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.

John Arcoren III, a/k/a Smokey Arcoren, age 33, was indicted on February 12, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 24, 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 charge stems from an incident that took place on January 11, 2014, when Arcoren assaulted a law enforcement officer causing bodily injury.

The charge is merely an accusation and Arcoren 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.   

Arcoren was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015