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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Mitchell Man Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Corey Johnson, age 30, was indicted on October 14, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 4, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on September 13, 2015, Johnson did forcibly assault, resist, impose, impede, intimidate and interfere with a Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer by the use of physical contact.

The charge is merely an accusation and Johnson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Johnson was detained in U.S. Marshal custody pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Violent Crime
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Updated November 15, 2016