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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on July 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

John Willard Arcoren, III, a/k/a Smokey Arcoren, age 33, was sentenced to 16 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Arcoren was indicted for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury on February 12, 2014.  He pled guilty on May 12, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 11, 2014, when Arcoren assaulted a federal officer by bending and putting pressure on the officer’s arm and elbow while the officer was face down on the ground.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
Arcoren was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015