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Lake Andes Man Charged with Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer

September 21, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

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

Brent Silk, age 21, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012.  He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 19, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 1 year in custody, a $100,000 fine, or both.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Silk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Silk was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.



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