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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 12, 2017

Lower Brule Man Acquitted of Assault

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.

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Updated June 12, 2017