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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lacombe Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer with a Pickup Truck

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that KORY KREIDER, age 23, of Lacombe, was sentenced today for assaulting a federal officer.

U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced KREIDER to 46 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.   A hearing to determine restitution is scheduled for December 11, 2014.

According to court documents, in May 2014 officers intercepted a package containing 1,200 pills of Alprazolam (generic Xanax) addressed to a post office box at the Royal Mail and Parcel on Metairie Road in Metairie, Louisiana.  Officers delivered the package to Royal Mail and later observed KREIDER pick up the package and walk back to his pickup truck.  When KREIDER was instructed to stop, he entered his truck and took off, making evasive maneuvers in order to avoid arrest.  At one point, KREIDER headed toward the exit of a parking lot, and a task force officer moved to block the exit with his vehicle.  KREIDER rammed the officer’s vehicle, pushing it out of the way, and made good his escape.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 4, 2014