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Press Release

Lower Brule Man Acquitted of Assault

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man was acquitted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota, on June 7, 2017.

Jade LaRoche, age 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 19, 2016, for allegedly confronting two law enforcement officers with a knife.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule agency. The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated June 12, 2017