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

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kyle Man Sentenced For Assaulting An Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on January 7, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy.

Richard D. Red Owl, age 46, was sentenced to time served, 1 year of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Red Owl pled guilty to the charge on November 22, 2013.  The conviction relates to an incident where Red Owl swung a large tree branch at an officer and then pulled a knife blade on him on June 7, 2013, near Kyle.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015