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Kyle Man Sentenced for Assault on a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault on a Federal Officer was sentenced on July 7, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Tex Janis, age 22, was sentenced to time already served, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Janis was indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2021 and pleaded guilty on March 11, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from Janis assaulting an on-duty Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety officer who sustained injuries that required medical attention.

The case was investigated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Updated July 26, 2022

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