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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man charged with Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer pled guilty and was sentenced on September 15, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Cleveland Buckman, age 37, was sentenced to 12 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on June 3, 2014, when Buckman forcibly assaulted a Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Officer while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Law Enforcement Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson. 

Buckman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015