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St. Francis Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing And Impeding A Federal Officer And Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

February 25, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing and Impeding a Federal Officer, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Riley McCloskey, age 20, was indicted on February 12, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 21, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to an incident that occurred on December 31, 2013, when McCloskey assaulted a law enforcement officer and a second victim with a knife. 

The charge is merely an accusation and McCloskey is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.   

McCloskey was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.




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