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Mobridge Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man charged with Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer pled guilty to and was sentenced on January 20, 2015, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Ed Charles LeClair, IV, age 22, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place in Timber Lake at the Days of 1910 City Celebration on or about July 27, 2014, when LeClair forcibly assaulted a Dewey County Deputy Sheriff.  At the time of the assault,  the Deputy Sheriff was assisting federal law enforcement officers in an arrest of the Defendant at the beer tent.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.  LeClair was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015