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

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lower Brule Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting And Impeding Federal Officers

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Cole Brouse, age 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013 for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding Federal Officers. Brouse appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 30, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Brouse is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Brouse was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015