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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, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on March 24, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Cameron Fanning, age 21, was sentenced to time served through May 25, 2020, equal to approximately 12 months, in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Fanning was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2019.  He pled guilty on December 18, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 25, 2019, in Todd County, South Dakota.  On that date, a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services (RSTLES) officer encountered Fanning at a convenience store in Rosebud, South Dakota, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.  Fanning, who was seated in the driver seat of a vehicle, refused to comply and drove away.  In the process of doing so, he struck the RSTLES officer’s vehicle and another parked vehicle.  Fanning subsequently led RSTLES officers on a high-speed pursuit through Todd County, which ended with Fanning’s apprehension near Mission.

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

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

Updated March 26, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime