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Fort Thompson Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting And Impeding Federal Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Patrick B. Wind, a/k/a Patrick Azure, age 21, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013 for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding Federal Officers. Azure appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 21, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations and Azure is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Azure was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015