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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Lower Brule Man Sentenced for Retaliation Against a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Retaliation against a Federal Officer by Threat was sentenced on January 28, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Jarraid Crazy Bull, a/k/a Jerraid Crazy Bull, age 34, was sentenced to approximately 9 months of imprisonment, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Crazy Bull was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 17, 2018.  He pled guilty on November 6, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on July 31, 2017, when Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement officers responded to a call of Crazy Bull threatening an individual.  When law enforcement arrived to the scene in Lower Brule, Crazy Bull fled from the officers.  Law enforcement then pursued Crazy Bull and located him hiding in a yard where he was placed under arrest.  Upon his arrest, Crazy Bull threatened to shoot the officers involved and further threatened one of the officers again while enroute to the correctional facility. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Crazy Bull was released on conditions following his sentencing hearing.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated February 2, 2020