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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 21, 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 November 17, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Logan Lafferty, age 28, was sentenced to time served, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Lafferty was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 22, 2014, and pled guilty to the charge on August 28, 2014.

The conviction arose from a March 8, 2014, incident when a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services (RSTLES) Officer attempted to stop Lafferty’s vehicle for speeding.  Lafferty refused to stop, resulting in a long pursuit that included speeds of over 110 miles per hour and involved several RSTLES Officers.  When one of the officers attempted to pull alongside Lafferty to stop his vehicle, Lafferty swerved into the officer’s path and obstructed the officer from passing him safely.  Lafferty used his vehicle as a dangerous weapon to assault, resist, oppose, and impede the officer.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.


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