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Harrold Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Harrold, South Dakota, man charged with Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer pled guilty and was sentenced on December 18, 2017, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Raynard Lee Howe, Jr., age 20, was sentenced to two years of probation, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 28, 2017, when Howe, who was brought into the BIA Correctional center in Lower Brule following his arrest, refused to cooperate by refusing to answer any questions and remained silent.  A correctional officer began to collect Howe’s personal belongings, but Howe began to move, squirm, and resist the officer in an attempt to impede the booking process. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley. 

Updated December 19, 2017

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