Lower Brule Man Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.
Alan Thompson, Sr., age 55, was indicted on February 13, 2019. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 6, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on December 29, 2018, Thompson forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with a federal officer while they were engaged in the performance of their official duties, and said conduct did involve physical contact.
The charge is merely an accusation and Thompson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.
Thompson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
Updated March 8, 2019
Indian Country Law and Justice