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

Friday, April 26, 2013

Lower Brule Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting, Resisting And Impeding A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Marty LaRoche, age 20, of Lower Brule, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 25, 2013 and pled guilty to the Information that charged him with Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release and an additional year of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $25 special assessment may also be ordered.

The charge stems from an incident on February 8, 2013, wherein Marty LaRoche did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with an officer, constituting simple assault. The officer was employed as a federal law enforcement officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Interior, engaged in the performance of his official duties.

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

LaRoche was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending sentencing which has been set for June 25, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015