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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 Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on August 20, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Peter White Feather, age 39, was sentenced to 7 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

White Feather was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 12, 2017.  He pled guilty on August 20, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on February 26, 2017.  On that date, a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services officer arrested White Feather for disorderly conduct at the Rosebud Indian Health Services Hospital in Rosebud, South Dakota.  During the booking process at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Corrections Facility, White Feather began to spit on the floor.  Following a request to cease spitting by a corrections officer, White Feather spit in the corrections officer’s face.

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

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

Updated August 20, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice