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Mission Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on July 25, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Travis Peneaux, age 46, was sentenced to time served since November 14, 2021, through August 11, 2022, equal to approximately 9 months in custody, followed by two years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Peneaux was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2021.  He pled guilty on April 28, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on November 14, 2021, while Peneaux was in custody at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Correctional Facility in Todd County, South Dakota.  Peneaux was in a day room when he began yelling.  When he was told by a corrections officer to return to his cell and calm down, Peneaux kicked the corrections officer in the face.      

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Peneaux was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated July 26, 2022

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