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Parmelee Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Deputy United States Marshall

October 25, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Richard Wolf Guts, a/k/a Gabriel Broken Leg, age 27, of Parmelee, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on October 23, 2012, and pled guilty to an indictment that charged him with Assaulting a Federal Officer. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In June 2012, at Rapid City, Wolf Guts assaulted a Deputy United States Marshal in the Andrew W. Bogue U.S. Courthouse by spitting on him and physically resisting him. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for February 25, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.



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