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Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer

June 27, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on June 25, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Marty LaRoche, age 20, was sentenced to 1 year probation and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. LaRoche is to undergo substance abuse treatment and anger management treatment.

LaRoche was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013, and pled guilty to an Information on April 25, 2013.

The charge stems from an incident on February 8, 2013, wherein Marty LaRoche, and his sister Lauren LaRoche, did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with an officer, constituting simple assault. During the incident, LaRoche actively tried to interfere and prevent the arrest of his sister. Lauren LaRoche previously pled guilty and was sentenced on May 15, 2013.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.



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