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Youngstown Woman Charged Wtih Assaulting U.S. Marshal

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Rochelle Johnson, age 41, of Youngstown, Ohio, with assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding and interfering with a Deputy U.S. Marshal while engaged in official duty.

The indictment charges that on or about October 2, 2013, Johnson assaulted a Deputy U.S. Marshal while he was engaged in official duty.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the United States Marshals Service and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

An indictment in only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015