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Lower Brule Man Sentenced For Assaulting, Resisting And Impeding A Federal Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on February 4, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno. James Ewing, Jr., age 30, was sentenced to 12 months custody and $25 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Ewing was indicted for the above offense by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2012. The charges stem from an incident on April 3, 2012 at Lower Brule, wherein Ewing assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated and interfered with an officer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Ewing pled guilty to an Amended Superseding Information on November 29, 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case. Ewing was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015