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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 5, 2013

Mission Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Grover Brave, age 33, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 2, 2013 and pled guilty to Assaulting a Federal Officer. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year in custody, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release; and a $25 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 15, 2013, when Brave struggled with officers while being escorted to a holding cell and attempted to head butt the officer.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 21, 2013. The defendant was released from custody pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015