Mission Man Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Opposing, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.
Richard Joseph One Feather, age 46, was indicted on April 13, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 26, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to eight years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
It is alleged that on March 29, 2016, One Feather assaulted a federal officer involving physical contact after an attempted traffic stop.
The charge is merely an accusation and One Feather is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.
One Feather was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.