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ft. thompson man sentenced for assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer

November 22, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ft. Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on November 20, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. 
Patrick Wind, a/k/a Patrick Azure, age 21, was sentenced to 13 months of imprisonment, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Wind was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013, and he pled guilty on August 28, 2013. 

The conviction stems from an incident on June 4, 2013, wherein a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) officer was dispatched to a home in Lower Brule, responding to a report of a passed out male on the front porch of a residence. The officer made contact with the male, later identified as Wind.  Wind was placed under arrest for public intoxication and Wind became noncompliant. 

Once handcuffed, Wind lunged at the officer, kicking and swearing at the officer who attempted to put him in the car.  Two additional BIA officers arrived on scene, and as one of them was attempting to put leg restraints on Wind, he continued to resist by spitting and kicking at the officers.  Wind continued to resist the entire time.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case. 

Wind was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.                          



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