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

Friday, April 24, 2015

McLaughlin Man Sentenced For Assault

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of assaulting a federal officer was sentenced on April 20, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jorge Trujillo, age 22, was sentenced to 21 months in custody, to be followed by 2 years of supervised release.

Trujillo was indicted for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury on August 19, 2014.  He pled guilty on January 29, 2015.

On August 5, 2014, at McLaughlin, law enforcement officers responded to a call regarding a man with a knife making threats.  After the officer told Trujillo to raise both of his hands above his head, he resisted by attempting to reach for a fixed-blade kitchen knife located in the waistband of his pants.  Upon seeing the knife, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement officer making the arrest immediately took the knife away from Trujillo.

This case was investigated by BIA Law Enforcement Services and the Corson County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

Trujillo was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015