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White River Man Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-341-1915

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Anthony Black Wolf, age 25, of White River, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson on July 3, 2013, and pled guilty to Assaulting a Federal Officer.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on March 3, 2013, when Black Wolf resisted arrest by striking an officer in the face and trying to remove the officer’s duty weapon from its holster.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for September 23, 2013.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals pending sentencing.

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