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Mission Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission man charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on December 12, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Chad J. Whirlwind Soldier, a/k/a Chad Colombe, a/k/a Chad Boyd, a/k/a Winks age 31, was sentenced to 1 year of custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment.

Whirlwind Soldier was indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance in May 2011. He pled guilty to the charge of Assaulting a Federal Officer in September 2011.

The conviction stems from a January 2011 traffic stop near the intersection of U.S. Highways 83 and S.D. Highway 44. Whirlwind Soldier was driving a vehicle that failed to stop for a stop sign. The defendant was arrested for driving under the influence following an investigation. When an officer asked Whirlwind Soldier to step out of his vehicle, the Defendant faced off with the officer and struck him in the chest with his upper body and shoulder. The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Police Department and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller.

Whirlwind Soldier was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.

 

 

 

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