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Oglala Man Sentenced for Assault of a Federal Officer

March 4, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Oglala, South Dakota man convicted of Assault on a Federal Officer was sentenced on February 25, 2013 by Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Andrew Cochran, age 24, was sentenced to time served and 1 year of supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

In August 2012, Cochran intentionally struck an Oglala Sioux tribal police officer’s vehicle with his pickup truck, as the officer attempted to stop Cochran’s vehicle. He pled guilty on November 28, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.



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