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

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Cole Brouse, age 20, of Lower Brule, South Dakota, pled guilty to an Information that charged him with Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer.        

Brouse was sentenced on November 1, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno to 18 months of probation, a $1,500 fine, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

The charge stems from an incident occurring on March 26, 2013, when U. S. Marshals and a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer went to Brouse’s home to look for another individual who had a federal warrant.  Brouse was not home but arrived a short time later.  When he arrived, he got upset at the officers, yelled at them and retrieved his pit-bull.  The dog barked loudly, snarling and pulling on her leash in an attempt to get at the officers.  The U.S. Marshals were able to talk to Brouse, who then put his dog away.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case. 

Updated June 22, 2015