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Mission Man Indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a federal grand jury has indicted a Mission, South Dakota, man for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Dylan Blue Bird, age 29, was indicted in November of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 19, 2023, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on September 30, 2022, in Todd County, Blue Bird did assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a law enforcement officer who was employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and that such conduct involved the use of a dangerous weapon, specifically, a vehicle.

The charge is merely an accusation and Blue Bird 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 Abby Roesler is prosecuting the case. 

Blue Bird was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for March 14, 2023.

Updated January 29, 2023

Violent Crime
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