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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mission Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Opposing, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on January 30, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

 

Richard One Feather, age 47, was sentenced to 8 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

 

One Feather was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2016. He pled guilty on November 8, 2016.

 

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on March 29, 2016. A Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Officer observed One Feather’s speeding and swerving. The officer pursued One Feather to a house in the Soldier Creek Community. One Feather was visibly intoxicated when he exited the vehicle, and refused to comply with the officer’s commands. He then began to actively resist arrest and kicked the officer in the leg. The officer pepper-sprayed One Feather, placed him on the ground, and handcuffed him.

 

 

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

 

One Feather was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated January 31, 2017