United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on July 8, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Jody Brave, age 42, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 18 months of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Brave was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on April 16, 2013.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on November 6, 2012, when Brave engaged in an altercation with a law enforcement officer during a home disturbance call. Brave grabbed a chain that had a padlock attached to the end, wrapped the end of the chain around his fist, and swung the padlock weighted end of the chain at the officer three times.
The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.
Brave was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.