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McLaughlin Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of assault of a federal officer was sentenced on October 15, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. 

Austin Rain Folson, age 19, was sentenced to 8 months of federal custody, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

According to court documents, on March 14, 2018, Folson committed an assault when he forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with a federal officer while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Folson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 19, 2018

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