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Friday, January 31, 2014

Rosebud Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, And Impeding A Federal Officer

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

Jeremy Waln, age 32, was indicted on April 12, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 24, 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 stems from an incident that took place on February 14, 2013, when Waln assaulted a law enforcement officer. The charge is merely an accusation and Waln 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.   

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

Updated June 22, 2015