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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Burke Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer, Failure to Appear and Escape

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Burke, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer, Failure to Appear, and Escape was sentenced on July 25, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Anthony One Star, Jr., a/k/a Tony One Star, age 30, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison, for the Assaulting a Federal Officer charge, and 5 months in federal prison, for the Failure to Appear and Escape charge to be served consecutively, 2 years of supervised release for both charges to be served concurrently, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

One Star was indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury on May 16, 2017 and pled guilty on November 1, 2017. One Star was indicted for Failure to Appear and Escape by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2018 and pled guilty to that charge on June 27, 2018.

The Assault conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on March 22, 2017. Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services (RSTLES) responded to a report of a man lying on the ground screaming for help. An officer helped One Star to his feet and One Star got into a fighting stance and asked the officer if he wanted to “test” him. Following arrest, One Star became combative while being assessed at the Indian Health Services Hospital and spit on a RSTLES officer’s chest.

On November 1, 2017, One Star pled guilty to the Assault charge and was ordered detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) pending sentencing on April 2, 2018. One Star was granted release from USMS custody to attend a treatment program, and failed to return to custody as ordered. On April 2, 2018, One Star did not appear for his scheduled sentencing hearing in connection with the aforementioned criminal charge as required.

These cases were investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

One Star was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated July 26, 2018